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Yarn Kimono Jackets - How to Make and Wear Them

January 14, 2016 2 min read

Kimonos as we know them are a beautiful and serene. Considered a traditional costume of the Japanese culture, I find it interesting that the kimono originated in China as early as the 5th century. Kimono literally means a "thing to wear" and you can try this wikipedia link to learn more of the history and beauty of kimonos.


Kimono style is determined with its boxy t-shape form. A simple design, yet kimonos are works of beauty. It's a hot style for 2016 in pajamas and suit jackets, coats and sweaters. Its all about the boxy styling and can be seen in the Spring 2016 Vogue's menswear by designer Thom Browne and also as women's fashion in this "how to wear it" informational piece thanks to! While they have a lose shape, kimonos can be quite sophisticated, casual or anything in between. The look can easily change by adding a sash or arm pin.

You can see those same T lines in this petite little sweater and free pattern called the Bulky Seamless Baby Kimono. Love that this can be made with a bulky fiber and NO seams!!! This is courtesy of the Complete Fabrication blog.

Darn Good Yarn loves the Kimono look because the look is fabulous for covering areas you may want to cover (make it short or long in the body) and the seaming is quite straight forward (literally). Below see Nicole modeling her knit creation, the Kimono Jacket made of recycled silk ribbon. This kit comes with everything except the needles!

Looking for a crochet alternative?

Our crochet kimono kit is complete with everything you will need except an "N" and "P" crochet hook.

woman wearing a yarn kimono

Kimono style has a simple t shape and allows clothes to drape and cover as you wish. Notice the t-shaped structure of kimono-influenced clothing. In making Kimono creations, the pattern give you large sections of repetitive stitches. Beauty and meditation all in one! Consider making something in the Kimono line and share your designs with us at Darn Good Yarn because we love what you do!

The kimono style really fits us to a T!!!!!!