Tov cabled sleeveless tunic

Tov 1

I’m not really sure what to call this piece – the pattern calls it a vest, but I don’t think that really describes it.  I use the word tunic, although that usually means something longer.  It’s a hard piece to define, and I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to like wearing it, but the cabling pattern is exquisite, and the soft, squishy feel and stitch definition of Woolfolk’s Tov was a joy to knit with.

Tov 2

Pattern:  Bue Vest

Yarn:  Woolfolk Tov in color 00 (8 skeins), plus a small amount of Woolfolk Tynd in color 00 (for knitting the armhole facings).

Needles:  US 5s (I had to go down one size to get gauge, which made the fabric really dense – I mean, this is a worsted, maybe even closer to an Aran yarn, with a lot of plies, and on US 5s – or even US 6s – makes for a warm, dense, and relatively heavy fabric.  I think it’s a good think it’s not longer and doesn’t have sleeves!)

Tov 3

Size:  43.5″ (the pattern says this is to fit a 36-38″ bust, which is right in my range – I’d say that the fit is accurate, I probably have at least 6″ of ease.  If I were to knit it again, I’d knit the smaller size, even though it’s supposed to be an oversized fit, just so it wasn’t QUITE so loose fitting).

Tov 4

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2 comments on “Tov cabled sleeveless tunic

  1. Hi. I love this pattern but am having difficulty reading it as the symbols on the chart don’t seem to match the ones on the key. It’s a bit of a lottery to decide which one means what on the key at times. I’m also unsure what it means when there is ‘no stitch’ You must have worked it all out and maybe I would be able to if I just cast on and do it but I wondered if you would be kind enough to give me a little guidance.
    Your ‘tunic’ looks great and I hope you enjoy wearing it.

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