Horizontal Vertical Kimono by Betty P Balcomb

Horizontal Vertical Kimono

June 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1100 - 1500 yards (1006 - 1372 m)
Bust 36 (39,42,45)"
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I love this very simple Kimono‐style vest because it is both horizontal and vertical at the same time. Horizontal because it is knit from side‐to‐side. Vertical because the pattern which would normally be horizontal gets turned on its side so it is vertical.

Skill Level:

Extra‐small (Small, medium, large). Directions are written for size extra‐small with changes in parentheses. These sizes refer to bust size, the length can be either short, average, or tall. The only direction that matters for the length is the number of stitches cast on. The remainder of the directions refer to the size around. The Kimono in the picture is an extra‐small‐average.

Designer’s Note: “There are 4 sizes and each size can be made in short, average or tall. The 3 cast on numbers are for short, average and tall, not for the 4 sizes. The sizes are determined by how much you knit not how much you cast on.”

Bust 36 (39,42,45) inches.
Length short about 24”, average about 28”, tall about 31” from shoulder to mid‐thigh. Feel free to make the garment shorter or longer by casting on less or more stitches.

Cascade Yarns® 220 Superwash®
100% Superwash Wool
100 g (3.5 oz) / 220 yds (200 m)
5 (6,6,7) balls of #1948 (Mystic Purple)
US 7/16” and 29-36” knitting needles
Purchase an extra ball if you plan to make the vest extra long.
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle

5 sts = 1” in Stockinette stitch.