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Home : Patterns : Koko Kimono
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Koko Kimono

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern #: 81086AD
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE:
12–18 months (2 years, 3 years)
Finished Chest 23 (24, 26) in. (58.5 (61, 66) cm)
Finished Length 12 (13, 14) in. (30.5 (33, 35.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice® Baby

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*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
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Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)
*Vanna's Choice® Baby (Article #840). 100% Premium Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (170yds/156m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  860-100 Vanna's Choice Yarn: White
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Note: (A)
•  840-132 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Goldfish
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$ 8.78 (2,2) 
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Koko Kimono

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Choice® Baby

GAUGE:

9 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) with 1 strand each of A and B held together. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

NOTES:

1. Work with 2 strands held together throughout.
2. Kimono is worked in one piece beginning at lower edge of Back, working over the shoulders and ending at lower edge of Fronts.


KIMONO
Back
With 1 strand each of A and B held together, cast on 26 (28, 30) sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 7 (7 1/2, 8) in. (18 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Sleeves
With 1 strand each of A and B held together, cast on 7 (8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 40 (44, 48) sts.
Continue in St st until piece measures 11 1/2 (12 1/2, 13 1/2) in. (29 (32, 34.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): K15 (16, 18) sts and slip to stitch holder for Right Front, join 2nd balls each of A and B and bind off next 10 (12, 12) sts for Back neck, k to end for Left Front.

Left Front
Working on 15 (16, 18) sts of Left Front only, work 5 more rows in St st.
Next Row (RS): K2, yo, knit to end – 16 (17, 19) sts.
Next Row: Purl to 2 sts before end of row, yo, p2 – 17 (18, 20) sts.
Repeat last 2 rows until there are 33 (36, 39) sts on needle. Sleeve should measure 10 (11, 12) in. (25.5 (28, 30.5) cm) from cast-on edge, end with a RS row.

Shape Sleeve
Next Row (WS): Bind off 7 (8, 9) sts, purl to end.
Continue even in St st until piece measures 24 (26, 28) in. (61 (66, 71) cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Bind off all sts.

Right Front
Slip sts for Right Front from stitch holder to needle. Starting with a WS row, work as for Left Front reversing shaping.

TIES
Using crochet hook, join yarn on end of Right Front neck shaping and ch 10 in. (25.5 cm) for Tie, fasten off. Join yarn at same spot on the Left Front and ch 24 in. (61 cm) for Tie, fasten off.

FINISHING
Fold piece in half at shoulder. Sew side and Sleeve seams, leaving 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) unsewn on right side seam 6 (6 1/2, 7) in. (15 (16.5, 18) cm) up from lower edge for tie opening. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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Koko Kimono Reviewed by Natalia Rose Jun on 2010-07-01 ****
This pattern really worked up quickly and I believe the end product is beatiful and true to the picture posted. However, I don't know if the proportion is correct. I think it may be a little short length-wise and it is a boxy fit. I am excited to see our friend's little girl wear it.


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