Tunic Heather Mohair Edition by Lyudmila Aksenik

Tunic Heather Mohair Edition

March 2020
Lace ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1600 - 3000 yards (1463 - 2743 m)
XS-32 (S-34, M-36, L-38) (XL-40, 2XL-42, 3XL-44)
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The tunic has an A-line silhouette
with an elongated back. The yoke has raglan construction, with short-row neck shaping
(to raise the back & lower the front for a round ~9 cm/ 3.7” deep neck opening).
It is worked top-down in the round, in one piece with sleeves worked down from the live edge of the yoke.
It is intended to fall at the hipline in the front and ~10 cm-15/4-6” lower in the back for an average height of 168 cm/ 5’7”.
It is decorated with a large lace panel over the back & smaller motifs along the hem & cuffs, that can be embellished with beads.


180-350 g/6.3-12.3 oz of lace-weight (800-1000 m/880-1100 yds per 100 g/3.5 oz) kid-mohair on silk or polyamide (see the size chart below for detailed yarn amount). The sample was knit out of Italian cone yarn. Test-knitters have successfully substituted for

  • Drops Kid-Silk (75% Mohair, 25% silk; 200 m/ 220 yds per 25 g/0.9 oz ball)
  • Lana Grossa SIlkhair (70% Mohair, 30% silk; 210 m/ 230 yds per 25 g/0.9 oz ball)
  • Rowan Kidsilk Haze (70% Mohair, 30% silk; 210 m/ 230 yds per 25 g/0.9 oz ball)


  • Main: 3.5 mm/ US4 (or size to get gauge!) circular needles on 40-80 cm /16-32” cable
  • Cast-on: 3.0mm/US 2.5 circular needles on 40 cm /16” cable
  • Sleeves: if you know you knit tighter - go up 1 needle size to 3.75 mm/US 5. You can use either magic loop, or DPNs, or 9” circulars

GAUGE: 23 stitches by 30 rows per 10 cm/4” square in stockinette worked in the round after wet blocking

The pattern includes 7 SIZES: XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2XL, 3XL) with 2-3 cm/1” of built-in positive ease.

Translated into English and tech edited by Olga Barshai (gingerhandcrafts)