I am so excited to share my newest pattern with you all!! Introducing Primono (Primrose Yarn Co. + Kimono)!! This pattern is available both on Ravelry and knitgraffiti.com! Receive a 20% discount using coupon code PRIMONO at checkout through Friday, September 8 at midnight CT.
Primono has been an idea of mine for almost one year, when I sketched it out last fall of 2017. I wanted to create a kimino-style robe that I could wear comfortably around the house, but something that was also stylish enough to be worn out on the town as a jacket! I was totally inspired by the fashion craze of wearing kimonos and robes as jackets, and the women who are wearing them around New York are just so fabulous. I knew I wanted it to be a modular construction, to keep it exciting. And I really wanted to used different stitch patterns to ensure that it fit nicely on my body.
Originally, I wasn’t even thinking of using two-color brioche! I was afraid that it would stretch out too much and just be really heavy. But using Primrose Yarn Co.’s Sophia MCN fingering weight yarn actually kept it very lightweight! I knew two-color brioche would give it an extra depth, and so I paired it with the slip-stitch honeycomb pattern for the waistband and collar. This really helped give it some extra stability and cinched in at the waist! The modular construction makes it SUPER fun to knit, and even though it is a rather large piece, the knitting just flies by as you’re constantly itching to get to the next section!
I wanted to add a modern touch to a classic kimono-style cardigan, so I created this brioche stitch pattern to bloom out of the waistband. The pattern is carried up the back for added depth of interest.
Be sure to check out all of my amazing test knitters’ glorious projects!! There were so many different color combos used. And with the pattern being available in 7 different sizes, you are sure to find your ideal fit. I decided I wanted 8″ / 20cm of positive ease, so I knit the size 46″ bust for myself. I actually measured my own robe to ensure that this fit exactly the way I wanted!! You can read more on the pattern page, and if you have any more questions, feel free to email me or leave a comment here.
I hope you enjoy my newest pattern, and thank you for reading!!