Hiyaku by Ayako Monier

Hiyaku

by Ayako Monier
Knitting
April 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
632 - 897 yards (578 - 820 m)
To fit Size: XS (S, M, L, XL1, XL2), 30(33, 36, 39, 42, 45)”/76(84, 91.5, 99, 106.5, 114)cm
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When I was on vacation in Japan, I saw a lovely cotton blouse - loose body fit with flaring sleeve - I think a translucent organdy was used for the sleeve. Unfortunately the colour I wanted was not available, so I decided to make one for myself in summer yarn. Here it is! It is actually better than what I saw in Japan!

It is meant to be a quick knit. One of my testers completed hers in less than two weeks! That’s fast for a pullover, isn’t it?

Hiyaku is a cropped pullover with plenty of ease. It is worked from the bottom up in one piece. The swingy and flaring sleeve with eyelets gives breezy feel to the pullover.

Perfect over a tank top or a bathing suit as a cover-up. The body is cropped, but of course you can make it longer for your liking.

Yarn: Louet Euroflax Sport, sport/5ply, linen 100%, 100g, 270 yards /245 m.

Yardage: 3(3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins. 632(686, 741, 779, 837, 897)yards / 576(626, 677, 709, 768, 823)meters

Needle: US#8(5.0mm), US #7(4.5mm) circular needles 29”/75 cm or longer, a set of #8 DPN. Change size to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge: 16 sts and 23 rows in 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch with larger needle

To fit Size: XS (S, M, L, XL1, XL2), 30(33, 36, 39, 42, 45)”/76(84, 91.5, 99, 106.5, 114)cm

Finished size: 53(56, 59, 62, 65, 68)”/134.5(142, 150, 157.5, 165, 173)cm
Each size has 23”/ 58cm positive ease. Yes, plenty of ease!