Kids' Striped Kimono Jacket
**About the Design: **I wanted to create a colorful jacket for a child, that would be fun to wear and easy to knit. The jacket is in stockinette stitch, with seed stitch borders. It is knit from the bottom up, with stitches added for the sleeves, so the striping continues uninterrupted to the shoulder. As it is a kimono styling, there is no neck shaping to deal with and the ties are added afterwards, eliminating the usual struggle with buttonholes and zippers!
I used Bartlettyarns Fisherman Bulky, a super bulky wool yarn, for warmth and quick knitting. This yarn is also reasonably priced and won’t break your budget, in order to knit the jackets. It is knit to a tighter gauge than super bulky is usually knit, but this makes a fabric that will wear longer and be warmer.
**Bartlettyarns **Fisherman Bulky, 100% wool, 80 yd / 4 oz hanks: 3 / 4 / 4 hanks **MC **(Lupine or Denim), 2 hanks each **A **(Garnet Heather or Bracken) and **B **(Lt. Sheep Grey or Natural).
Happy Knitting! Dawn