Kimonos top the list of comfiest fashion trends, right up there with jumpsuits, snoods and dad trainers. This one is no exception, and it’s an optimism-inducing festival of colour to boot. Wear it as a stunning extra layer for shopping, or keep it to yourself – it’s the perfect match for a set of comfy slippers and a good book.
This fantastic pattern by Pat Strong combines shell stitch, flower motifs and a trellis pattern, with added sequins for extra shine. And if you can’t see yourself in brights? Try an ombré selection from the Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK range instead!
To hook up this technicolour kimono, you’ll need:
Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK (100% wool, 50g/120m) in Cobalt, Burnt Sienna, Raspberry, Primrose and Iced Teal
A 4mm (US G/6) hook
35 large sequins, 2cm diameter
For yarn stockists visit www.yarnstories.com
You’ll find the full pattern, yarn quantities and measurements for this amazing garment, including two size options, in issue 80 of Simply Crochet.
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