Tipu means “to grow” in Maori – one of the languages spoken in my country (New Zealand).
The Tipu sweater received its name for several reasons.
Firstly, it was designed to be worn in the transitioning seasons, such as Autumn, when you want to wear knitted garments to fight any chill and the weather is also getting cooler.
Secondly, the sleeve and hem detailing have gentle waves that remind me of tulip silhouettes and some of my favorite flowers.
Lastly (and most significant for myself), I am currently growing as I am expecting a baby! The top-down raglan style and knitted rounds have been a perfect project to work on, while the sleeves add enough interest to the sweater to keep it fun to make!
Valley Yarn Superwash DK (100% superwash merino; 137yds [125m]/50g); Blue Mist, 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10) balls.
Thanks to Webs for providing the yarn and for Judy for knitting the sample!
Size US 5 (3.75mm) needles, 32″ [80cm]
circulars and dpns
Or size needed to obtain gauge
22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st in the round.
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL): 34 (36.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47.5, 50)” [86 (93, 100, 110.5, 120.5, 127) cm]
Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holder.
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About the Designer: Amy Straker
Amy Straker, the creator behind Little Yarns, is based in New Zealand. Amy taught herself to knit from YouTube videos as a New Year resolution in 2014, and it became her passion, especially to de-stress through working full time and completing her degree.
Her designs are inspired by nature, and aim to be straightforward, as well as fun and satisfying, so that the knitter can look at their finished object with love and pride.