By patti on February 12, 2014
Yesterday I started knitting one of my favorite VersaciKnits designs -Modern Tunic. It’s a fashion-current, versatile and easy-to-wear garment that I am convinced will be a staple in my wardrobe and
ultimately become a Yarn Culture favorite.
While Lori was here, I asked her to recommend one of our yarns to make a cool weather version of this pattern. I was delighted when she selectedSkein DK, from Skein, an Australian-based yarn company.
I have been looking for a project that would show off the characteristics I like best about this yarn. Hand-dyed by Kristen,Skein DK is a 100% superwash merino yarn that dyes up to produce beautifully saturated colors. I love the fact that some colorways include speckles and spots of color making the yarn even more interesting.
Modern Tunicis knit from the bottom up in pieces, so I’ve started with the back and the first section I’m working on is the deep hemline worked in Broken Rib. Since Skein DK is spun with a tight twist, I’m getting great stitch definition. The body of the tunic is shaped and knit primarily in stockinette stitch. The front of the tunic includes pockets. I’ve never knit a garment with pockets so I am excited to give that a go. I’ll post updates as I progress … stay tuned!