This striking sweater was inspired by the Japanese summer festival kimono, the Yukata. Like festival-bound girls on hot summer nights, you too can hit the streets, summer or winter, in a vividly colored Yukata with bright contrasting sash [well, sort of].
The contrasting “sash” is knit in the round, with other pieces knit flat on circular needles. The long collar/front-trim is attached with backstitching and there’s a fair amount of seaming. However, the knitting itself is quite easy.
Exotic yet cozy – how often can you say that!
by Karen Stockton
Find the free pattern here: link