Shibui's latest launch features patterns named after architectural elements -- Cornice, Column, Spire. Truss, with its strong, simple lines, won us over as soon as we saw it. When our shop sample arrived, we all took turns trying it on and "walking the runway." Three of us cast on straightaway!
The pattern is very easy to follow, and the two yarns -- Shibui Maai and Shibui Pebble -- work with each other so easily when held together. These yarns produce an over-the-top lovely fabric. And the knitting is, we all agree, very enjoyable.
The finished piece is flattering on all body types. Deep ribbing at the bottom of this tunic is a terrific design touch. High side slits make it so easy to wear. Ribbed elbow-length sleeves and short turtleneck mean you won't get too warm.
Well worth the knitting, this project will give you a garment you'll want to wear again and again.
See the "Basic Details" tab above to determine your yarn quantities based on size and desired length. Then order the appropriate number in each type of yarn. We've placed the sample colors below; to put together your own colorways, visit our Shibui Maai yarn page and our Shibui Pebble yarn page. (Please note that if you don't see the pattern below, that means we are temporarily sold out. But we'll have more again soon, so please check back!)
Women's Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large).
To fit bust 32½ (34½, 36½, 40½, 44½).
Finished bust circumference: 40(42, 44, 48, 52)". Suggested ease: +7–8".
Short version back length from shoulder: 21½ (22, 22½, 23, 23½)".
Long version back length from shoulder: 29½ (30, 30½, 31, 31½)".
Short version 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins Shibui Maai AND 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins Shibui Pebble, yarns held together.
Long version 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Shibui Maai AND 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Shibui Pebble, yarns held together. Shown in color Tar on model; shown in color Suit on dress form.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 9 (5.5mm) 24" circular needle or long straights, or size needed to obtain gauge.
US 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular, or two sizes smaller than gauge needle, for neckline ribbing.
18 sts/28 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking, with one strand Maai and one strand Pebble held together throughout.
Truss, 4 page printed pattern (requires shipping).
Maai in color 2016 Suit.
Maai in color 11 Tar.
Pebble in color 2016 Suit.
Pebble in color 11 Tar.