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Tsu Shi Tunic

By: Vickie Howell from Caron Yarn

You won't find holey knitting patterns that are more stylish than this Tsu Shi Tunic.  Get ready for compliments as you throw on this lightweight sweater that's perfect for summer and spring.  Wear it jeans and layer it with a tank top and you'll have an outfit that's packed full of glamor.

SIZES:
X-Small/Small (Medium/Large,
1X/2X, 3X/4X)


Note: Piece is intended to have a blousy fit.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust 45 (52, 59, 65 1/2)"
Back Length 28 (29, 30, 31)"

GAUGE
In Openwork Pattern, 14 sts and 21 rows = 4"/10cm, using larger needles

ABBREVIATIONS
Skp: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, k1, pass slipped stitch over. (1 stitch decreased)
Tbl: Through back loops


MATERIALS:

  • Stitch.Rock.Love. Sheep(ish) from Caron (70% Acrylic/30% Wool; 3oz/85g, 167yds/153m) #0016 Teal(ish): 9 (10, 12, 13) skeins
  • One pair size U.S. 9 (5.5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • One pair size U.S. 8 (5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • One circular needle size U.S. 9 (5.5mm), 16"/40cm long
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

STITCHES USED
Garter Stitch: Knit all rows when working back and forth; knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd
when working in the rnd.
Rib Pattern: (multiple of 4)

INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Rep Row 2 for Rib Pattern.
Openwork Pattern: (multiple of 4 sts + 3)
Note: You may work pattern from text or Chart.
Row 1: K4, *k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 2: *P2, yo, p2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 3: *K2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 4: P4, *yo, p2tog, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, p2tog, p1.
Row 5: K1, *yo, skp, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: P3, *p2tog-tbl, yo, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 7: K3, *yo, skp, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 8: P1, *p2tog-tbl, yo, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.


NOTE:
Front and Back are worked the same.


FRONT

With smaller needle, CO 80 (92, 104, 116) sts.
Work in Rib Pattern until piece measures 5"/12.5cm from the beginning, ending with a WS row, dec 1 st at end of last row—79 (91, 103, 115) sts.
Change to larger needles and Openwork Pattern; work even until piece measures approx 18 (18, 19, 19)"/45.5 (45.5, 48.5, 48.5)cm from the beginning, ending with Row 8 of pattern.
Shape Sleeves (RS): CO 28 (28, 32, 32) sts at beginning of next 2 rows,
working CO sts in Openwork Pattern–135 (147, 167, 179) sts. Work even until
Sleeve measures 9 (10, 10, 11)"/23 (25.5, 25.5, 28)cm from the beginning,
ending with a RS row.
Change to Garter st; work even for 1". BO all sts.


BACK
Work as for Front.


FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements.
Sew side and bottom Sleeve seams. Sew top of Sleeve/shoulder seams, leaving
14"/35.5cm neck opening, or to suit.


Sleeve Cuffs
With RS facing, using circular needle, pick up and knit 62 (64, 64, 72) sts
around Sleeve edge. Join to work in the rnd; place marker at beginning of rnd.
Work in Garter st for 2". BO all sts.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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This tunic is perfect for me since I like a nice loose tunic. You wear it over tights and it is perfect for the colder weather. It has a nice stitch pattern so it does not get boring and like many things I made, I will be knitting the front and back at the same time. You can do that with the sleeves but I will endure. LOL. Thank you for the pattern.

Just shown this pattern as a picked pattern. The pattern says You may work pattern from text or chart. Where's the chart?

@catknipnd 1279824 So sorry for the confusion. It does not look like the chart is available. The original pattern is located here on yarnspirations if that helps: http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/tsu-shi.html -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts.com

I am a little confused about the wool. Here in Australia we work on the ply of the wool, e.g., 4 ply (baby), 5 ply, 8 ply (DK), but don't know what the Caron Stitch.Rock.Love. Sheep(ish) wool ply is. Would we work on the needle size and the knitting swatch gauge to work out what we need. I know we can buy the Caron wool on-line, but being in Australia the price of postage is too much for me.......Any ideas that will help us out. I am an experienced knitter of over 50 years, but this always confuses me.

This yarn is worsted weight in N. america, so the next one up from d.k. i think its 10 or 12 ply in australia. I know this is very late, but it might help someone else on here.

This is a nice looking top. Holland, the cast on information is a little further down in the pattern under "front" The "instructions" is the repeating pattern.

This looks like a really cool top and I wanted to make it but there was no cast on information, so I didn't know how many stitches I needed to cast on to start this project.

The best advice I can give in the situation is: people read the entire pattern! any knitter or crocheter should read every single pattern completely before starting.

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