I’ve been in love with kimonos for the last five years; ever since I read Memoirs Of A Geisha. That book’s descriptions of the fabrics, the fit, the colors and the patterns of the kimono totally enchanted me. I am hooked for life.
That’s why I was so delighted to find Knit Kimono by by Vickie Square.
Ms. Square has taken all the beauty and grace of the kimono, and translated it into a knit garment. This 128 page book contains patterns for 18 different projects. The projects range from short jackets to full length robes and include everything in between.
The thing I find most delightful about the patterns in this book, is that they are essentially nothing but rectangles. Yes, the rectangles incorporate lovely patterns and yarns, but when all is said and done, they are still rectangles.
Why is this so important?
It means that the patterns in Knit Kimono are accessible to virtually everyone. Even knitters with very little experience can carefully follow the directions and come out with a charming garment. That is a claim that very few knitting books can make.
Get your own copy of Knit Kimono: 18 Designs with Simple Shapes at Amazon.