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Knit Kimono: 18 Designs with Simple Shapes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2008

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    This book has what I look for in every knitting book I keep--design elements that I can lift and incorporate into other projects. Lace, intarsia colorwork, and a variety of motifs make this a great volume for the knitting library. One potential drawback to the patterns in this book is that, because they are kimonos 'long, drapey, voluminous', they are going to be labor-intensive 'unless you knit REALLY fast' and require a LOT of yarn 'making them potentially cost-prohibitive'. If you can find some great, bargain-priced yarn and you have lots of TV or no-hands commute time at your disposal, several of the designs in Knit Kimono would be well worth one's time. forgive490dotcom

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    A Kimono For Everyone

    I am not a kimono wearing person. For some reason they have always seemed like a "older" person's wear. But, I have to say that this book makes me want to knit up a kimono. Vicki starts off by giving you histories of different type of kimono (which I never knew about and is a very interesting read). She has designs for long kimono, short kimonos and very traditional looking kimonos. There are a few in here that will have to be knit up. If you find yourself in a book store and near this book - thumb through it ... you will agree that there are a few that need to be made.

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  • Posted April 16, 2009

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    Finally, the knitting book for me

    I have looked high and low for a knitting book featuring the boxy kimono jacket shape that I love. This is it! The designs are beautiful. I can adapt stitches to suit my skill level. I can play with various types of yarns. I can make vests using these principles. I get some history of the kimono (I love history!) I found this is the library first, and now am getting my own copy!

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    Posted February 11, 2010

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