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Ōshima Pullover

olgajazzy
Knitting
August 2012
Lace / 2 ply ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in St st with 2 strands of yarn held together
US 5 - 3.75 mm
TO FIT BUST SIZES 26-28 (30-32, 34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54-56)”
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ŌSHIMA PULLOVER 大島

Ōshima (jap.)- Amami Ōshima is an island in Japan where tsumugi silk production originated and it is known to be home for habu snakes. “Habu” is also a namesake for the company which yarn is used in creation of this pullover. This oversized silk sweater with rustic-looking texture boasts amazing drape and movement along the body. Loose and lightweight, yet very flattering this pullover is right on trend. Instructions provided are easy to follow and as body worked in one piece several tips are included on how to customize width and number of your colored stripes.

TO FIT BUST SIZES
26-28 (30-32, 34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54-56)”

FINISHED BUST
48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76)”

YARN
Habu Textiles A-1 or N-85 Tsumugi Silk (100% silk),
(450 yds/411m per 48g/1.7 oz) in 5 different colors
Color 1 (#54 - brown): 43 (47, 48, 54, 58, 62, 65, 69)g / 717 (784, 801, 901, 967, 1034, 1084, 1151) yds
Color 2 (#53 - cork): 40 (43, 44, 50, 53, 55, 60, 63)g /
667 (717, 734, 834, 884, 917, 1001, 1051) yds
Color 3 (#2 - gray): 42 (45, 46, 52, 56, 59, 62, 66)g /
701 (751, 767, 867, 934, 984, 1034, 1101) yds
Color 4 (#1 - light gray) : 43 (47, 48, 54, 58, 62, 65, 69)g / 717 (784, 801, 901, 967, 1034, 1084, 1151) yds
Color 5 (#70 - lavender): 31 (32, 34, 39, 41, 44, 46, 49)g / 517 (534, 567, 651, 684, 734, 767, 817) yds
NOTE: yarn is held double throughout

Total yardage
(If yarn held double)
3319 (3570, 3670, 4154, 4436, 4703, 4970, 5271) yds
(If yarn held single)
1160 (1785, 1835, 2077, 2218, 2351, 2485, 2635) yds

NEEDLES
US 5 (3.5 mm) circular, 16” or dpns
US 5 (3.5 mm) circular, 24 to 36”
OR use size needle to obtain gauge

OTHER
Scrap yarn
Size D (3.25mm) crochet hook
Removable markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
20 sts and 32 rows = 4” in St st with 2 strands of yarn held together
NOTES
Body is knit flat from the front hem up and over the shoulders to the back hem. Sleeves are picked up and knit down from the body