Kimono Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Kimono Cardigan Knitting Pattern


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This beautiful little jacket has short sleeves, a high neckline, and a short waist knit in garter stitch. The body is knit in stockinet stitch. The sleeves are angle inset to give the cardigan beautiful detailing and a gorgeous fall. This cardigan was created by a designer in Lyon, France.

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The pattern is written for sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 years old. To complete this project, you will need to know how to cast on stitches, knit stitches, purl stitches, cast off stitches, yarn over, knit two stitches together (k2tog), slip, knit and pass over stitches (skpo), and pick up and knit stitches. The 6 year old sweater will take an average knitter about 15 hours to complete.

The model was knit in size 6 years old in Bergere de France Cocoon, color Begonia. It is worn by my daughter Angelique at age 4 ½ years (she is tall for her age).

Materials for sizes 2 / 4 (6 / 8 / 10) years:
4 / 5 (5 / 6 / 7) skeins of worsted weight yarn (70 m or 76 yards equals 50g or 1 ¾ oz)
Size 5.5 mm or US 9 needles
5 / 6 (7 / 8 / 9) large buttons
Matching thread
Darning and sewing needles


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Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I, unfortunately, am unable to design patterns or pattern changes for specific clients due to time constraints. However, I am always open to ideas to consider as I design. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your suggestions.

What do you do with all of the pieces you knit while designing?

All product samples in the development process of new patterns are donated to the children of refugee families living in and around Lyon, France.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Unfortunately, the publisher from which I order copies of your books does not have gift wrapping available at this time. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Care instructions

Knit items should be hand washed in cool water in gentle soap, agitated very little, rinsed carefully, hand pressed between white towels to remove excess water, laid flat and carefully reshaped to dry.

Can you knit an item for me, because I don't know how to knit?

I am so sorry, but I am unable to do so because I simply do not have the time. Your best option would be to contact your local yarn shop to see if they have a knitter for hire. If so, you can then purchase the pattern for him/her.

Where do I find the yarn for a pattern?

The yarns I use for my patterns are only suggestions. If you would like to use the same, it can be challenging to find them in various countries (I buy most of my yarns in French shops, picking up random skeins I love as I travel abroad.) You should always start by calling your local shop, then searching online. I frequently find what I need for pieces in specialty online yarn stores or on Ebay. (Also a great place to sell off extra skeins once you've finished a project.)

If you would like to try a different yarn, the best rule of thumb is to compare the weight suggestion and needle size in the pattern to the information provided on the yarn wrapper (or notes online).

I am a beginning knitter. Can I do this?

Many of the patterns I sell were specifically designed to be simple, but this is not always the case. Please read the descriptions. I have carefully provided a skill level recommendation for each one.

Wholesale availability

Yes, wholesale items are available to store owners. Please contact Ravelry for digital downloads of specific patterns, or CreateSpace for book orders. I appreciate your support.

I am a yarn seller. Would you create patterns in my yarns?

I am happy to consider it. However, because I knit for children, I only work with yarns appropriate for them (... not too scratchy, too fuzzy...). I also will no longer work with angora for moral reasons. Preference is given to all-natural, organic, or fair trade yarns. If you would like the opportunity to have a pattern created with your product, please contact me for more information.

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