Thursday, March 11, 2010

Patternum Novum: Kimono Wrap Cardigan



Kimono Wrap Cardigan - $5 at Knit Picks and Ravelry (no account required).


Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) (The sample is a size S with about 1/2" of negative ease.)
Finished Measurements: 28” (32”, 36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”) bust
Yarn Requirements: Knit Picks Andean Silk (55% Super Fine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool; 96 yds per 50g skein), 9 (10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17) skeins of Merryweather (MC) and 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins of Cranberry (CC) or 840 (960, 1080, 1200, 1320, 1440, 1560) yards of MC and 92 (106, 121, 138, 157, 178, 203) yards of CC of a similar worsted weight yarn
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needles
Gauge: 19 stitches x 25 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch



This cardigan features turned hems, both horizontal and vertical, set-in sleeves with belled cuffs, a wrap-around collar, and a linen stitch sash. Indeed, you do have seams and hems to sew up, but I think it gives the sweater some polish. It was designed to be quite fitted, and I would suggest knitting a size up if you'd like a slouchier, more relaxed look.



This sweater was something I designed when I first started knitting "seriously" three years ago (the original was knit in Rowan Kid Classic and can be seen here). I had been meaning to re-knit it and write a pattern since, well, I figured out how to write patterns, and Knit Picks provided the perfect opportunity.



I hope you like it!

21 comments:

French Press Knits said...

Love it! The color combo is stunning- great work! Off to buy it now :)

barefootrooster said...

i know i said this already, but this is gorgeous. GORGEOUS. and the photos are lovely. (also, you picked the perfect earrings to wear with this.) i do have some andean silk around here somewhere...

Clumsy Knitter said...

Love it, love it, love it. Yay you! :D

Thea said...

It's awesome. And the earrings and red door make for some beautiful pics!

Wollgut said...

Beautiful!

Julie said...

so gorgeous!! I love the bright red belt,it's such a nice detail. Great job!!!

agalandherdog said...

So pretty! I've got to learn to knit now so I can make things like this!

Virginia said...

It's really lovely! can't wait to knit this. :)

CanarySanctuary said...

That is wonderfully finished! So chic and sleek and purty. I really like the turned hems. :)

MaryMary86 said...

I love it too - does the sash actually attach to the sweater or is it just tied over it?

Kathleen said...

It looks really great (I liked the first version, too), and I like seeing your face! The belt is a great detail.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I really love this sweater Hilary! Looks so stylish and the sash is just a great pop of color ~ enjoy ~ and congratulations!

regan said...

what a darling sweater. the color combo is perfect. the red door is wonderful too!

Hilary said...

Thank you all for the sweet comments!

MaryMary86 -- the sashes do attach to the sweater. They are sewn on to the front edges, then they wrap around and tie in the back. There's an opening in the side for one of the sashes (the one sewn to the left front piece, which goes under the other one) to go through.

erica said...

I'm glad you wrote a pattern for this. I just bought it, and it's going in the queue.

MaryMary86 said...

Perfect!! I was so hoping to hear that!!

Helga Marie said...

great color, another adorable knit.

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

love it! and thank you! i can tell that this knit is great for all body types! it's definitely going on my queue

Philigry said...

you look stunning in all these pictures! I love the red earrings and belt! such a great pattern!

the Lady said...

So super-gorg.

SIONA said...

¡que bonito!
un abrazo,
SIONA