Knit Kimono eBook: 18 Designs with Simple Shapes

In the easy-to-download Knit Kimono eBook, author Vicki Square has created 18 unique designs, each illustrating a knitted interpretation of a style or feature of traditional kimono.
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In the easy-to-download Knit Kimono eBook, author Vicki Square has created stunning and unique designs, each illustrating a knitted interpretation of a style or feature of traditional kimono. From casual to formal, the kimono shape has endured for centuries as a staple form of dress for peasantry and nobility alike.

The classic boxy shape is recognized worldwide as an icon of Japanese life and culture and is used as a canvas for color, pattern, and design. In Knit Kimono, author Vicki Square has created 18 unique designs, each illustrating a knitted interpretation of a style or feature of traditional kimono. The styles and shapes of the garments run the gamut from short to long, rectangular sleeves to shaped, straight to overlapping front opening, with sleeves or without, casual to dressy. The knitted fabric matches traditional kimono design as much as possible - yarns are composed of natural fibers like silk, cotton, linen, bamboo, and wool, and stitch patterns are chosen that drape and move much as their woven counterparts.

In addition to 18 kimono projects, Knit Kimono offers a brief history of the traditional kimono shape and how it has endured through centuries of political and social change. Although the projects may look difficult, they are based on simple rectangular shapes that require very little shaping on the knitter's part. These are ideal first-garment projects for knitters wanting to venture beyond scarves. These are also ideal projects for experienced knitters wanting classic, wearable garments. Create your own timeless and wearable work of art with the Knit Kimono eBook.

SKU: EP4339

Author/Speaker/Editor: Vicki Square

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689992

Table of Contents

Introduction
Kimono Basics
Design Your Own Kimono

Projects
Katsuri Sodenashi
Dogi
Indigo Noragi
Waves
Reeds & Grasses
Noragi
Suikan
Iki
Dofuku
Komon
Medallions & Scrolls
Haori with Crests
Fan Kimono
Bold Chevron
Water & Sky
Taiko Happi
Kabuki Theater
Samurai Jinbaori

Glossary
Resources
Bibliography
Index

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About the Author

Vicki Square is the author of Knit Kimono, Knit Kimono Too, Folk Bags, Folk Hats, and the best-selling The Knitter’s Companion. She is also a contributor to Lace Style, Simple Style, and Knitting Green. Vicki regularly designs knitted pieces from elegant basics to unique art to wear. Her artistry in color and aesthetic are stated boldly through her engineering of unusually shaped garments and accessories. Magazines such as Interweave Knits, Knitter’s and Spin-Off have featured her work, and she has won awards for her innovative designs. Vicki has been designing and teaching knitting for more than twenty years, and cross-trains her creative passions with drawing, painting, and mixed media pursuits. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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“An amazing variety of classic and comfortable wear-to-work sweater.  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

"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)

SKU: EP4339

Author/Speaker/Editor: Vicki Square

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689992

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