It is just 7 days until we leave for Japan and I am busy at work on my kimono sweater:

Kyoto Sweater

The actual pattern is called Kyoto.  Instead of Tahki Cotton Classic, I’ve chosen to use Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere.  I also chose some drastically different colors, but the turquoise blue is good with my skin tone.  I was torn about what color to use on the bottom but ended up with the yellow because it’s pretty.  Yellow is not generally my color, but since this is the sash it won’t be against my skin so I’m hoping it won’t matter.

Unfortunately, the chances of me getting it finished in time for the trip are slim at this point.  I was well on my way to being done but after re-checking the gauge on a couple of the pieces I realized I had didn’t have enough stitches per inch, which would result in, at best, a much-too-big sweater.  I decided to start over, which is a painful prospect, but it has to be done.

The picture above is of the finished pieces prior to me deciding to start over, so at least you can see the color combo.

It will still be chilly in Tokyo when we go.  I am thinking about buying a few skeins of cashmere to knit myself a fabulous scarf to wear on the trip since I most likely I won’t have this sweater.

2 Replies to “WIP – Kyoto Sweater”

  1. holly west says: March 16, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks Antoinette. The “re-knit” is going well but slow. That’s okay, I’d rather have it done right than a wonky sweater, even if I can’t wear it in Japan. It’s not like it would help me fit in anyway. 🙂

  2. Antoinette says: March 15, 2007 at 10:52 am

    You’re ambitious! I love the color choice.

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