09 Sep My KNIT Kimono Block
Posted at 15:33h in Garment Blocks, Pattern Making Instructions, Pattern Puzzles, Stretch Patterns, Womens Knit Block 0 Comments
The catwalk is full of knit garments with kimono style sleeves and that’s all the motivation I need to make this post about drafting your own Knit Kimono Block. I’ve put together a detailed worksheet taking you though all the stages of the pattern making process.
This worksheet is available here. You’ll start the process with a fully tested and verified Womens Knit Block, also available on the website. The most important thing to remember is that my knit block is a close fitting block that is suited to two-way stretch (four-way stretch in the US) knit fabrics. If you’re after a looser fit in your patterns and blocks you can loosen the fit of the knit block or you can use a block that is one or two sizes larger than usual.
Many of my #PatternPuzzles are based on the Knit Kimono block:
The Knit Kimono Block
Take one studio faro knit block set, using one size up from your usual,