knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Terrapin Tunic

Oh the Terrapin Tunic, a stunning fall sweater if I’ve ever seen one. I love the ribbed neckline, the length, and the gorgeous cable pattern at the bottom. Thanks, knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018, for making my first sweater project selection so difficult!

Fall is the best season—the smell of fallen leaves, romping around in leaf piles, finding the crunchiest leaves to step on as you enjoy the warm sun in your knitted apparel… Okay, okay, I’ll stop talking about leaves. My favorite things about fall are as follows.

1. Leaves (smell, sound, appearance, everything)
2. Pumpkins (seeds, pie, carving, scented)
3. Chilly Weather (perfect for cuddling under a blanket and wearing all of the knitted things!)

And the Terrapin Tunic by Sloane Rosenthal reminds me of all the best parts of fall—which is why it’s in contention for my very first sweater. The cable pattern reminds me of my beloved fallen leaves, and the orange color and ribbed collar remind me of cozy nights spend pumpkin carving, baking the seeds, and walking out into the darkness to light your candle and see your creation.

What makes fall special for you? Let us know in the comments and make sure to check out the rest of the issue!


Terrapin Tunic

All Images by Harper Point Photography

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Sloane Rosenthal

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 33 (37½, 41½, 45½, 49½)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 37½”; modeled with 3½” of positive ease.

YARN The Yarn Collective Hudson Worsted (85% merino, 15% yak; 196 yd [180 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #406 terrapin pumpkin, 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) skeins. Yarn distributed by LoveKnitting.

NEEDLES Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 32″ circular (cir). Size 8 (5 mm): 16″ cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 20 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in rev St st on larger needle; 26 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in cable patt on larger needle.


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