Thursday, October 24, 2013

Patternum Novum: Thermal Tunic

I'm pleased as punch to say that Knit Picks has released another new collection...and I have another design included!  So that means that I have another new pattern to announce.

My Thermal Tunic is part of the Swish Collection - a collection that includes, as you might guess, designs done up in Knit Picks' Swish line of yarns.

My design was inspired by my favorite thermal t-shirt - something I got on sale at Anthropologie a couple of years ago. I've recreated the feel of that tshirt in a sweater with an a-line shape, long length, envelope neckline, and a super simple, cozy stitch pattern that mimics a waffle-knit fabric.

I love wearing mine with a puffy vest (well, did, until the Valley decided it wasn't fall anymore and started getting up into the 80's in the afternoon).

The specifics...

--> 28.25 (32, 35.75, 40.5, 44.25, 48, 51.75, 56.5, 60.25, 64)" finished bust measurement; meant to be worn with 0-2" of negative ease.
Yarn:   Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Merino; 110 yards/50g): 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18) skeins. Shown in Marble Heather (grey) and Marine Heather (blue).

--> US 7 (4.5mm) 24-60" circular needles (length needed depends on size) and DPNs, or two 24" circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32" or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or size to obtain gauge
-->17 sts and 26 rows = 4" in Thermal Stitch pattern; 17 sts and 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch

You can check out more about the Thermal Tunic and the Swish Collection on the Knit Picks' website here and on Ravelry here.

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