Tensho Light by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Tensho Light

Knitting
May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1160 - 2765 yards (1061 - 2528 m)
Finished Chest Measurements: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)” / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm intended to be worn with 0-2” / 0-5 cm of positive ease
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This is the fingering weight version of my popular worsted weight Tensho Pullover which is named for Tenshō Shūbun, a Sumi Ink artist dating from the 14th century.

The sweater is knit from the bottom up in the round, and the body and sleeves joined at the underarm. A few raglan-style decreases are made before beginning the circular yoke color work, which incorporates more decreases. Short rows are worked just before the colorwork for a better fit around the neckline. The sleeves can be knitted using the magic loop method, or using dpn. Some knitters might choose to work the ribbing on a size smaller needle, which can give a tighter rib.

Pay special attention to Chart B, which has two versions depending on which size you are knitting.

Sizes
Finished Chest Measurements: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)” / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm intended to be worn with 0-2” / 0-5 cm of positive ease

Yarn
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (90% wool and 10% mohair; 328 yds / 300 m; 3.5 oz / 100 g)
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins MC Derwentwater
1 skein CC White Heather
OR
1030 (1185, 1340, 1495, 1695, 1895, 2065, 2295, 2455) yds / 1125 (1295, 1460, 1635, 1850, 2070, 2255, 2510, 2685) m MC
130 (150, 170, 190, 215, 240, 260, 290, 310) yds / 145 (165, 185, 210, 235, 265, 285, 320, 340) m CC

Needles
One US size 2 (2.75 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needle
One US size 2 (2.75 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle
set of US 2 (2.75 mm) Double Pointed Needles (dpns)
or size needle to obtain gauge
Optionally one size smaller for ribbing

Gauge
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch (after blocking)

Tools
stitch markers
tapestry needle
waste yarn