Designer Feature

Kimono by Manadrine

French knitter and designer Melody Hoffman has a new pattern in The Fibre Co. Cumbria, Kimono. A cozy, slouchy shrug-like cardigan, with some stitch details to add visual and knitting interest, this garment looks fun to knit and wear. 

From the designer:

I knew that I wanted to create a piece that would be the first thing that I would grab at home when I’d be a little bit too cold. I keep it on the back of my working chair, so whenever I feel a little bit too chilly, that’s the first thing that I grab, and with this deliciously rustic wool, I feel warm instantly.

Yarn: The Fibre Co. Cumbria: Scafell Pike, 5 (5, 6) skeins.
Gauge: 20 sts & 29 rows= 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Size: 1 (2, 3): to fit 34”-38” (40”- 44”, 46”- 50”)86.4 – 96.8 (101.6 – 111.8, 116.8 – 127)cm.

All images © mandarines.

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