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Knit Kimono

Knit Kimono

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Published by: Interweave on Nov 14, 2008
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07/18/2013

 
KNIT KIMONO|
 
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VICKI SQUARE
 
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taiko
 
happi
 
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unlined cotton with the family crest or emblem on theupper back. They were everyday short coats worn byworkers with somewhat fitted pants for men or withvery loose pants and aprons for women. Today
 
happicoats are widely used for festivals, or
matsuri 
, and manyfeature bold graphic images. Simple and plain sleeve-less happi are worn by
Taiko 
drummers performing atfestivals.Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of resist dyeingtechniques in which cloth is folded, stitched, bound, orsheathed in numerous combinations to protect areasfrom dye penetration when submerged in a vat of dye.Chance and accident give life to the shibori process,and are its special magic and strongest appeal.I have combined happi and shibori inspirations into thisclassic styled vest. I worked linen yarn in a crossedherringbone stitch that produces a stable fabric thathas beautiful drape when pressed with a hot iron. Theneckband is worked in a slip-stitch pattern that has theunderstated elegance of traditional shibori. 
Taiko Happi
Happi 
coats originated as Japanese loose overcoats of
Finished size
About 45
1
/
2
" (115.5 cm) incircumference—44" (112 cm)garment plus a 1
1
/
2
" (3.8 cm)space at center front—and 21"(53.5 cm) in length.
Yarn
Sportweight (#2 Fine).
Shown here:
Louet Euroflax Origi-nals (100% wet-spun linen; 270 yd[247 m]/100 g): #18.44 sandal-wood (MC), 4 skeins; #18.22 black(CC), 1 skein.
needles
Body—size 6 (4 mm): 32" (80 cm)circular (cir). Borders—size 4(3.5 mm): 24" and 32" (60 cmand 80 cm) and size 3(3.25 mm): 32" (80 cm) cir. Adjustneedle size if necessaryto obtain the correct gauge.
notions
4 open-ring markers (m); largestitch holders; knitters’ pins;tapestry needle.
GauGe
30 stitches and 28 rows = 4"(10 cm) in horizontal herringbonepattern on largest needle.
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