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Sample Stitch Kimono
This one-of-a-kind creation is customized by you while experiencing a variety of techniques for creating textural patterns. Each strip is created with a different technique and then joined together to create a wearable piece of art - the Sample Stitch Kimono (SSK).
First offered in 2007, it has now been offered twice since then. And for a limited time, you can purchase a complete binder with all the lessons included...no waiting until next month's lesson arrives.
Each technique will be explained in detail with several options for stitch patterns utilizing the technique. Strips can be made in a variety of widths allowing each knitter to custom fit their kimono. I have seen several finished version from our first knit-a-long and since yarn selection, garment length, stitch pattern selection and placement are all left up to the knitter, each garment is completely unique.
Each month a new technique is explored along with other information. Below is the plan of the texture techniques as well as the additional skills covered in each month's handout.
This project is about learning new techniques, having fun and exercising your own creativity. But you don't have to take our word for it -- read the comments from some of our participants from 2007:
"I definately give you a A++++ for the quality of the lessons, answering questions so promptly, and just always being there. I know for one, that if you ever do a project like this again, I will be signing up for it!" -- Cynthia
"I love the whole concept of this project.....the choices that I have to make the design mine, the concept of receiving it monthly and especially the interaction with the group via the digests. I think you're on to something Gwen. I'm barely started and already hoping there will be more projects with this format." -- Lois
The knit-a-long is complete, but for a limited time you can still purchase the complete binder with all of the lessons printed in the standard Knitability booklet format of 5.5" x 8.5". All of the lessons will be included in an appropriate sized binder in sheet protectors to keep everything together!
All participants are invited to join our Ravelry group for questions and discussion.
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