Jirachi (Sweater) by Karen Clark

Jirachi (Sweater)

April 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Jirachi stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1233 - 2330 yards (1127 - 2131 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X), see notes
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This pattern is available for free.

This stretchy lace tunic uses a recycled silk/ cotton/ viscose yarn and is perfect for warm summer days. You can also pair it with a long sleeve t-shirt and jeans for the transitional seasons! Named for the adorably star-shaped Pokemon, Jirachi, who has the power to grant wishes and hibernates for extensive periods of time. Perhaps wearing this sweater will bring you prosperity and more sleep? Knit it up and see!

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 71 (81, 91, 101, 111, 121, 131) cm

9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17) Balls ROWAN PURELIFE REVIVE (50 grams; 137 yards / 125 meters; 36% recycled silk, 36% recycled cotton, and 28% rayon, DK weight, 8 ply), Ironstone #467

24” Length circular knitting needle, size 4 (3.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Set of double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 4 (3.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Cable needle
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
An additional circular needle or long piece of scrap yarn (to hold body and shoulder stitches)
Tapestry Needle

For those who are interested in earlier versions, you may omit the tunic bottom panels and start this sweater at the next section of instructions (st counts are provided for CO reference). All other instructions remain the same.