Kimono sweater. Finally.



(Yes, that is the Christmas tree in the first photo. What?)

Yarn: Louet Gems Topaz, 100% superwash merino worsted, 5 or 6 skeins of each color.
Needles: Knit Picks Options and Harmony circs, US#7.
Pattern: My design, based on the fundamentals of the kimono sweaters in Kimono Knitting by Vicki Square. Easy-peasy, no fitting, everything is a rectangle. I made the sleeves have snug cuffs because standard kimono sleeves would have defeated the idea of a warm sweater — drafts, people!

Progress photos at my Ravelry page.

The Louet Topaz is a nice enough yarn, rather loosely plied and therefore prone to splitting. I suspect it will pill, too, since it is so soft. But the sweater is done and comfortable and warm and I am happy.

Shawl pin purchased from some unremembered vendor at Yarnover 2009.

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17 Responses to Kimono sweater. Finally.

  1. Cindy says:

    Yay! Looks great and cozy, too.

  2. Julie says:

    Great sweater!

  3. Love, love, love it!!!! Certainly worth the wait. And it gives me that nice, Christmas-y feeling, too!

  4. Helen says:

    I kind of love that the tree is still up.

  5. soxanne says:

    Ooooohhhhh it looks terrific!
    (tree? what tree?)

  6. Erika says:

    Loverly! And it looks soooo cozy!

  7. tammy says:

    Bravo you! Looks great. šŸ™‚

  8. Diane says:

    Great job! It looks like it fits you well. And that shawl pin looks like a nice defensive weapon.

  9. gayle says:

    Of course, we’re thinking “Oh, look! She decorates her houseplants.” Srsly. Not a Christmas tree at all.
    Wonderful warm cuddly sweater. And that shawl pin is fabulous.

  10. Chris says:

    Looks warm and cozy enough to keep you warm during our snow event. šŸ™‚

  11. cursingmama says:

    Looks like a great sweater.

  12. Kym says:

    I really, really like it! It looks so cozy and warm. Perfect for . . . more winter! (All of my best sweaters pill. Oh well.)

  13. Cookie says:

    Woo Hoo!
    Well done!

  14. marylou says:

    Plus those cuffs get in your food

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