Overview


From casual to formal, the kimono shape has endured for centuries as an internationally recognized icon of Japanese life and culture. With 18 original designs, each a knitted interpretation of a traditional kimono style, this handbook makes knitting homemade kimonos deceptively easy. Projects are based on rectangular forms that require very little shaping, and are ideal first-garment projects for knitters wanting to venture beyond scarves. Clever details in stitch patterns and edgings, such as the use of silk, ...
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Knit Kimono

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Overview


From casual to formal, the kimono shape has endured for centuries as an internationally recognized icon of Japanese life and culture. With 18 original designs, each a knitted interpretation of a traditional kimono style, this handbook makes knitting homemade kimonos deceptively easy. Projects are based on rectangular forms that require very little shaping, and are ideal first-garment projects for knitters wanting to venture beyond scarves. Clever details in stitch patterns and edgings, such as the use of silk, linen, and bamboo yarns, add sophistication and elegance to even the simplest designs. The flattering drape and luxurious style of the kimono will appeal to veteran and beginning knitters alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620332184
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 340,816
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author


Vicki Square is the author of Knit Kimono, Knit Kimono Too, Folk Bags, Folk Hats, and the best-selling The Knitter’s Companion. She is also a contributor to Lace Style, Simple Style, and Knitting Green. Vicki regularly designs knitted pieces from elegant basics to unique art to wear. Her artistry in color and aesthetic are stated boldly through her engineering of unusually shaped garments and accessories. Magazines such as Interweave Knits, Knitter’s and Spin-Off have featured her work, and she has won awards for her innovative designs. Vicki has been designing and teaching knitting for more than twenty years, and cross-trains her creative passions with drawing, painting, and mixed media pursuits. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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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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