Gyre Tunic by Annie Lupton

Gyre Tunic

Knitting
July 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
850 - 1640 yards (777 - 1500 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64)” Bust
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Inspired by a documentary I watched on plastic waste in our oceans, I wanted to create a beachy pullover that could be worn as a bathing suit cover up or a tunic / dress to wear in the summer. The Gyre Tunic is named after the 5 gyres that our earth’s large ocean currents create where, unfortunately, lots of this plastic waste accumulates. The design is knit from the bottom up in the round and features a lacy skirt with little round clusters of lace meant to look like swirling gyres. The bodice is worked in stockinette and simple armhole and neckline shaping are worked for a scoop neck tank top. Style this tunic over your bathing suit at the beach or over a dress or slip during the warm summer months. Knit up in Shibui Knits ‘Rain’ yarn (a mercerized cotton), it is a surprisingly easy knit with a crisp, fresh fabric with great drape!

Finished Dimensions:
Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64)”
/ 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122) (132, 142, 152.5, 163)cm Bust designed to fit with 0-4” / 0 - 10cm positive ease

Needles:
Size 5 (3.75mm) circular needles in desired length (24” / 60cm or longer depending on your size).

Gauge:
19 sts and 28 rows over 4” / 10cm in stockinette st worked in the round and blocked.

Materials:
Shibui Knits Rain Yarn in Ivory (100% cotton, DK Weight, 135 yds / 123m per 50g)
Approximately 850 (955, 1,035, 1,150, 1,215) (1,340, 1,445, 1,540, 1,640) yards / 775 (875, 945, 1,050, 1,110) (1,225, 1,320, 1,410, 1,500) meters OR 7 (8, 8, 9, 9) (10, 11, 12, 13) skeins

Stitch markers (2; 1 unique for beginning of round)
Tapestry needle (for seaming shoulders and weaving in ends)