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Otti Kimono Cardigan

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This cozy kimono-style cardigan features a striking hexagon and diamond tiled motif. The pattern is cleverly constructed much like a quilt, by arranging many striped diamond pieces at different angles to create a dynamic visual effect. The finished garment has a simple rectangular shape similar to a blanket, but split down the front to create an opening like a cardigan. The pattern consists of 16 diamond shaped pieces, and 8 smaller triangular pieces that are sewn together, and a knitted-on border with button closures on the front and sleeve openings.

This design honors the textile artist Otti Berger (1898-1945), teacher at the Bauhaus School in Germany, inspiring early feminist voice in modernist design, and tragically, Holocaust victim.

TECHNICAL INFO

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

45.5” wide and 58” long.
Falls 29” from shoulder to lower edging, and about 14-16” from shoulder down arms.

YARN

Sport (#2 fine)
Shown Here: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash merino wool; 136yd/50g hank):
Main Color (MC) #1946 Silver Grey, 11 hanks
About 1346 yards total
Contrasting Color 1 (CC1) #817 Aran, 3 hanks
About 356 yards total
Contrasting Color 2 (CC2) #1913 Jet, 6 hanks
About 778 yards total
Contrasting Color 3 (CC3) #1941 Salmon, 1 hanks
About 110 yards total

SUGGESTED NEEDLES

Gauge Needle (Body): US size 7 (4.5mm): straight needles
Ribbing: US size 6 (4mm) 36” circular needle, or one size smaller than Gauge Needle.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge

NOTIONS

Five ⅞” buttons (test buttons in buttonholes to assure proper fit)
5 removable markers
Yarn needle
Sewing needle and matching thread to attach buttons

GUAGE

21 sts and 29 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

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