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Kandinsky Kimono

Loose, kimono-shaped jacket

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This loose, kimono-shaped jacket draws upon the bright colors and intersecting geometric shapes of paintings by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). Says designer Leigh Radford, "I think Kandinsky recognized a sacred element in geometry-a protective power in the intersecting circles and shapes. I feel good when I put on this jacket." Worked in intarsia with 22 colors of cotton yarn, this is not a weekend project. But the style and comfort will last a lifetime.
Finished Size: 52" (132 cm) bust/chest circumference, buttoned.
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Cotton (100% cotton; 84 yd [77 m]/50 g): #100 ebony (MC), 17 balls; #102 ivory, #103 pebble (light tan), #104 sand (medium tan), #200 musk (copper), #201 coral, #202 cardinal (red), #203 cosmos (bright purple), #204 lentil (gold), #300 lichen (gray-green), #301 fennel (medium green), #302 wintergreen (yellow-green), #303 jade, #304 moss (dark olive), #400 fog (pale blue-green), #401 chicory (periwinkle), #402 sea (dark teal), #403 sky (medium blue), #404 indigo (dark blue), #405 phlox (lavender), #406 lilac (medium purple), and #407 aubergine (dark purple), 1 ball each.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st colorwork.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): Straight and 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Bobbins (optional); stitch holders; tapestry needle; one 1" (2.5-cm) button.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Spring 2002

SKU: EP1460

Author/Speaker/Editor: Leigh Radford

Format: eProject