Featuring eyelet linework that easily belongs near the sea, conjuring images of coastal footbridges, the wake of a ship, or sea urchin shells, Tensile is an ethereal spring layer. Worked in airy, woolen-spun Loft, this piece is one that wears next to the skin like sea foam — clouds on the sand — seemingly floating and barely there, but held together by the tensility of a thousand humble stitches.
This garment is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up, then sewn together. The turtleneck collar is picked up and worked circularly. The eyelet motif is worked from charts only.
Skill Level 4 of 5
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
Note: Gauge for this project changes considerably after blocking; please block your swatch prior to measuring to ensure correct sizing.
Size A (for Main Fabric and Collar)
Size B (for Hem and Collar Ribbing)
Size C (for Sleeve Ribbing)
*Shorter circular needle to be used for working collar in the round; DPNs or longer circular needle and Magic Loop technique may be used if preferred
**Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern: