Sommerstrikk/Summer Knits is a special magazine from Familien that came out last Monday, with 124 pages of knitting patterns. I am delighted to have my Kohno Kimono included in the issue. Kohno Kimono was made for Interweave’s magazine knit.wear Fall/Winter 2016 and first published in English. The text on the first page reads: Inspired by the sculptural aestehtic of architect Hugo Kohno’s work in Tokyo. It continues on the next page with: This oversized long jacket is adorned with a domed check pattern ending in wide moss stitch borders at the front and in the sides. The kimono is knitted in The Fibre Company Acadia – a divine mix of wool, alpaca and silk – using 4 mm/US 6 and comes in sizes XS to 2XL. Gorgeous model Alexandria Eissinger is wearing size M with a 124.5 cm/52″ bust circumference. Her hair and make up is by Jens J. Wiker while her jewellery is by Kaja Gjedebo Design. Brilliant photographer Eivind Røhne captured these moments at Ingierstrand Bad in May 2017.
The kimono is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The front band is worked at the same time as each front. The sleeves have raglan shaping. When working in Domed Check pattern, if there are not enough stitches at the sides to work a complete cable crossing, work the stitches of the partial cables as they appear. The English pattern is available to download at Ravelry and Loveknitting, while the knit.wear Fall/Winter 2016 is available at Interweave. If you are a retailer, you will find the printed pattern with a download code available wholesale at Deep South Fibers.
The Norwegian magazine Sommerstrikk is available at selected news agents and super markets. If you are in Norway you can also order it by SMS just write “sommerstrikk18” in addition to your name & address to 2205 or buy a digital version for iPad, see www.klikk.no. If you live abroad you can order the Norwegian special magazine by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and then transfer payment into their bank account.