9 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.NOTES:
Kimono is worked in one piece starting at lower edge of Back, worked over the shoulders and ending at lower edge of Fronts.
Cast on 26 (28, 30) sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 7 (7 1/2, 8) in. (18 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Cast on 7 (8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 40 (44, 48) sts.
Continue in St st until piece measures 11 1/2 (12 1/2, 13 1/2) in. (29 (32, 34.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): K15 (16, 18) sts and slip to stitch holder for Right Front, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 10 (12, 12) sts for Back neck, k to end for Left Front.
Working on 15 (16, 18) sts of Left Front only, work 5 more rows in St st.
Next Row (RS): K2, yo, knit to end - 16 (17, 19) sts.
Next Row: Purl to 2 sts before end of row, yo, p2 - 17 (18, 20) sts.
Repeat last 2 rows until Sleeve measures 10 (11, 12) in. (25.5 (28, 30.5) cm) from cast-on edge, end with a RS row.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 7 (8, 9) sts, purl to last 2 sts, yo, p2.
Continue in St st working yo increases at neck edge every row until there are 26 (28, 30) sts on needle.
Continue even until piece measures 24 (26, 28) in. (61 (66, 71) cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Bind off all sts.
Slip sts for Right Front from stitch holder to needle. Starting with a WS row, work as for Left Front reversing shaping.
Using crochet hook, join yarn on end of Right Front neck shaping and ch 10 in. (25.5 cm) for Tie, fasten off. Join yarn at same spot on the Left Front and ch 24 in. (61 cm) for Tie, fasten off.
Fold piece in half at shoulder. Sew side and Sleeve seams, leaving 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) unsewn on right side seam 6 (6 1/2, 7) in. (15 (16.5, 18) cm) up from lower edge for tie opening. Weave in ends.