From the Publisher
"A stunning collection...natural fibers and stitches were carefully selected to reflect the movement and drape of the traditional garments." - Monsters and Critics.com
"If you'd like to embrace the popular trend...Knit Kimono offers a selection of patterns to suit any taste." - The Detroit News
"Knitters in search of adventure will find much of interest." - Bangor Daily News
"Square's designs are elegant and most are accessible even to beginners." - News-Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)
"This lovely little book features 18 designs, all with minimal shaping. The beauty of each garment is in the stitch pattern or colorwork... There's something for everyone here." - Planet Purl
"An amazing variety of classic and comfortable wear-to-work sweaters. Visual learners may want to buy the book just to get the DVD! New and intermediate knitters will be delighted to find they have the skills they need to create fabulous garments." - Creative Knitting
Square, author of the popular Knitter's Companionand two pattern compilations based on folk traditions, Folk Bagsand Folk Hats, here turns her attention to the kimono, a traditional Japanese garment with a soft drape that adapts well to a knitted fabric and is flattering on almost any figure. The featured 18 kimonos, both long and short, are notable for a variety of stitch patterns and yarns, including a "Fan Kimono" knitted with a lacy stitch pattern resembling a fan shape and a striking "Medallions & Scrolls" kimono featuring repeated motifs worked in a combination of Fair Isle and intarsia techniques. All patterns are within the skill range of intermediate knitters and are photographed from several angles, with close-up shots of details, schematics, and charts. Highly recommended for public libraries.