Liuhu Alpaca Tunic by Tuulia Salmela

Liuhu Alpaca Tunic

November 2010
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
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When I got this yarn, I wanted to knit a long, warm tunic with an air of elegance and grace. The yarn itself was ideal for such a project: 100% baby alpaca is extremely soft, warm and yields a lovely drapey knitted fabric. The beads add a feminine touch to the garment, and the shaping of the tunic was designed to complement many body types and sizes. The method of top-down knitting allows for modifications
for the perfect fit and length.

The name Liuhu (pronounced Lee-oo-who) can be roughly translated to “Slinker” in Finnish. The name refers to the characteristic of the yarn - it is slippery and splits rather easily. The end result is worth it, though!

Body chart:

R7 should begin k1, M1, k3, SSK (not k5, SSK!).
R55 should be worked as §k1, M1, SSK, k4, M1, k1, M1, k4, k2tog, M1, repeat from §.
The pattern has been updated and the chart is correct.