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Ch'i Recycled Silk Ribbon Kimono Jacket Kit S-L

Ch'i Recycled Silk Ribbon Kimono Jacket Kit S-L and Pattern
Gifted by Darn Good Yarn
Reviewed by Caitlin Kavanaugh, Editor of AllFreeKnitting

Price: $119


Nicole from Darn Good Yarn named this pattern "Ch'i" because she believes in life energies - and trust me, it will be hard not to smile the first time you put on this colorful creation!  As with any products from Darn Good Yarn, one thing you can expect is quality.  This gorgeous Ch'i Recycled Silk Ribbon Kimono Jacket Kit is no exception. Packed with 9 skeins of vibrantly colored Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn and 2 skeins of Luxe Adventure Recycled Silk Ribbon, this kit includes all the yarn required to make the stunning kimono pictured.  Also included in the handy kit are full pattern instructions (which you receive conveniently by e-mail) and a large eyed needle for finishing.  The only thing you'll need to buy separately is a set of U.S. size 6 (4mm) straight needles and a set of U.S. size 11 (8mm) circular needles with at least 3 feet of cord. 


Besides the pattern being easy-to-follow, Nicole also provides great tips for making this project as simple as possible to complete, error free.  For this reason, this is a great project for a beginner.  Knit mostly in stockinette stitch, this pattern is not as intimidating as it looks!  With a little time and practice, I'm confident even a very new knitter could conquer this lovely piece.  Besides, who wouldn't want to knit this?  It's a great jacket to wear both during the spring and summer, plus it’s also incredibly budget friendly – you only need two sets of needles to complete its construction!   Since this jacket is made with vintage and recycled silk sari ribbon, the finished look is fabulously rustic and retro. 


If you'd rather make your kimono using a different color scheme, simply shoot Nicole a message.  Like what you see in the picture?  Here's all the yarn included in this kit to make the kimono as pictured:

2 - 100g skeins of Lux Adventure Recycled Silk Yarn in the color “Vine”
3 - 100g skeins of Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn in Brushes Bronze
1 – 100g skeins of Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon yarn in Leaping Lizard
1- 100g Skein of Reycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn in Purple Reign
1 – 100g Skein of Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn in Purple Haze
1- 100g skein of Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn in Dream of Mermaids
1-100g skein of Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn in Emerald Isle
1-100g skein of Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn in Singing the Blues 














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It's kind of hard to "shoot her" an email when the email address hasn't been provided or at least I'm not seeing it.

Good catch! Thank you for pointing that out. You can contact Nicole and Darn Good Yarn by emailing

While I don't mind paying for something as nice as this, I thought this was a "free pattern" site. There is nothing about this pattern that is free.

Hi Kam, Thank you for your message. Although this is a free pattern site, we do provide reviews of various patterns and products which can be purchased outside of our site. We hope you can enjoy these reviews. Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Wow! What a colorful jacket! I would enjoy working with the kit to complete it!

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