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Raku

Knitting
March 2016
Lace ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.5 mm
1422 - 2986 yards (1300 - 2730 m)
Finished Chest Measurements: (32, 34.25, 36.5) (38, 40.5, 42) (44.25, 46.5, 48, 50.25) in / (80, 85.5, 91.5) (95, 101, 105) (110.5, 116, 120, 125.5) cm
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楽 | Raku : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) ease, comfort.

Like your favourite jeans, you will want to wear this new tunic and top at every opportunity. The yarn is airy and light with an incredible array of colours. Given this yarn is held double stranded, you might like to choose 2 different colours to design your own perfect colourway.


Construction Notes
Garment is worked seamlessly in one piece. Body is provisionally cast on and then worked in the round, inside out (RS is Reverse Stocking Stitch side, WS is Stocking Stitch side) to the underarms, then divided and back and front are worked flat to the shoulder. Short row shaping to the incorporated capped sleeve. Each shoulder is grafted together. I-Cord Bind Off is worked around the neck and armholes.
Model A is a tshirt Top.
Model B is a Tunic and features an applied hip pocket.
Work with two strands of yarn held together throughout.

Sizes
To suit bust circumference size:
(30, 32.25, 34.5) (36, 38.5, 40) (42.25, 44.5, 46, 48.25) in /
(77, 82, 87) (91.5, 97, 101.5) (107, 112, 117, 123) cm

Finished bust measurement on garment:
(32, 34.25, 36.5) (38, 40.5, 42) (44.25, 46.5, 48, 50.25) in /
(80, 85.5, 91.5) (95, 101, 105) (110.5, 116, 120, 125.5) cm

Ease: 2in / 5cm positive ease to bust

Sample: Shown in size 36.5in/91.5 cm with 2in/5cm positive ease to bust.

Yarn
Model A Tshirt
Habu Textiles A-1, 2/17 Tsumugi Silk (100% silk; 450 yards / 411 m / 48 g) (used double-stranded). Colour 44.
Cones: (4, 4, 4) (4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 5, 5)
Approx: (1425, 1525, 1625) (1690, 1805, 1870) (1970, 2070, 2135, 2240) yds /
(1300, 1395, 1485) (1545, 1650, 1710) (1800, 1890, 1950, 2045) m

Model B Tunic
Habu Textiles A-1, 2/17 Tsumugi Silk (100% silk; 450 yards / 411 m / 48 g) (used double-stranded). Colour 50.
Cones: (5, 5, 5) (5, 6, 6) (6, 7, 7, 7)
Approx: (1900, 2035, 2165) (2255, 2405, 2495) (2625, 2760, 2850, 2985) yds /
(1735, 1860, 1980) (2060, 2200, 2280) (2400, 2525, 2605, 2730) m

Needle
4.5mm (US7) 24in / 60cm (or longer) circular needle
A spare 4.5mm (US7) circular needle for Folded Hem Detail

Other
Scrap/Waste yarn
Stitch holders
Stitch markers
4.5mm (US G) Crochet Hook
Tapestry needle

Gauge
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4in / 10cm in Reverse Stockinette stitch with two strands of Yarn held together, washed and blocked flat

Skill Level
Experienced Intermediate to Advanced