Sunday, September 22, 2013

Open Eye Tunic - Finished!

Finally finished.  I sewed one of the inserts in yesterday and sewed the other one in this morning.  It is hard to get a good photo.  The seaming was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  For the inserts I sewed one side and the cast off edge to the body.  I was going to sew one side and the cast on edge, but the cast on edge didn't really provide a good basis for the seam.
This is the first time I've used a Unique Sheep Gradiance set for clothing rather than a shawl, but I don't think it will be the last.  I have a silk charmeuse outfit that will go perfectly under this - a sleeveless top and matching pants that should match the darker colors, but with my gimpy knee I didn't really feel like modeling today.

Pattern:  Open Eye Tunic by Deborah Helmke (Interweave Knits, Summer 2013)
Yarn:  The Unique Sheep Tinsel Toes in Electric Blue Flame
Needle:  US 5 (3.75 mm)


  1. Hi there- I'm working on the tunic Nd I'm stuck on row 4. I'm not sure how to k1 p1 k1 p1 k1 in the triple yarn over space. Any guidance would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Jen - it is similar to knitting into the front and back of a stitch, except instead of having the two legs of a stitch, you have the loop of yarn around the needle, well, three loops of yarn because of the triple yarn over. So, going from right to left, you knit into the first part of the yarn over, pull the loop through and then you purl into the part of the yarn over that is on the back side of your left hand needle (that is the tricky part - I use the index finger on my left hand to steady the yarn over and also to try to create a little slack by shifting the yarn towards the back of the needle so I can purl into it - you're going to come from behind that portion of the loop) and drop that yarn over off of the needle. Then you do the same thing for the second yarn over, and just knit the third yarn over. Hope that helps.