Inspired by the simple lines and overlapping panels of Japanese kimono wraps, this sweater is worked and seamed using only two pieces—a front and a back. The bottom half is constructed using a slimming vertical ripple pattern. The upper half is worked in a contrasting box pattern. A playful decorative button tab joins the halves.
DESIGNER Daniela Nii
FINISHED SIZE 34 (38, 42, 46, 50¾ )” bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 34″, modeled with 3″ ease.
YARN Manos del Uruguay Serena (distributed by Fairmount Fibers) (60% baby alpaca, 40% pima cotton; 170 yd [155 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]; ): #S2347 dusk (MC), 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) skeins; #S2150 fi g (CC), 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) skeins.
HOOK Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; two 1″ buttons.
GAUGE 20 sts and 20 rows = 4″ in box patt; 20 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in raised stagger patt.