green tunic

Sunshine Coast knitted in size 41.5" shown on a 38" mannequin.


New shop sample in the shop. This one was kindly given to us by Anne (in case you're wondering why it never appeared in the Coffee Table Updates).

Knitted using West Yorkshire Spinners Elements DK, Sunshine Coast is a swingy sweater with beautiful shaping and stitch detailing. Designed by Heidi Kirrmaier the pattern is available to buy on Ravelry. If you like the understated style of Sunshine Coast then definitely check out Heidi's other patterns.

The pattern has a range of sizes from 32" (81cm) to 54" (137cm) bust size. The designer recommends 0.5 - 3" of positive ease at the bust. That is, 0.5 - 3" bigger than your bust measurement. It looks a little big on our mannequin especially as it has no arms!


Knitted from the top down this is a seamless sweater - no sewing up.

You use short rows to raise the back and shape the neck edge. The designer uses Yarn Over Short Rows. Full instructions are given including a link to a photo tutorial at Coco Knits.


green sweater side detail


The underarm stitch detailing is achieved through simple increasing and decreasing. You keep track of them by using stitch markers. The pattern includes a handy diagram showing their placement. It helps if the stitch markers are different shapes or colours.


green sweater


The WYS Elements DK yarn gives the sweater a lovely drape and sheen. It would make a great transitional piece between summer warmth and winter chills.

Elements DK is an innovative blend of TENCEL™ Lyocell and Falkland wool. It's a sustainable, lightweight and lustrous yarn.

Not sure what Lyocell is? Harvested from sustainably managed wood sources, TENCEL™ Lyocell is certified as biodegradable and compostable making this yarn revertible back to nature. Fully traceable and derived from fibres of botanical origin, TENCEL™ Lyocell boasts many properties which perfectly complement wool.

Our Sunshine Coast is knitted using one of the newest shades - Olive Grove. There's lots of shades available. You can see them all here of scroll down to the bottom of this page.


green sweater neckline


We also have another garment in WYS Elements DK - Melody is a sleeveless lace top. Perfect for warmer weather and for under a cardi.


sleeveless top


To recap:

You can buy Sunshine Coast  as a digital pattern in the Pittenweem shop (it will be emailed to you) or you can buy on Ravelry

You can see our selection of WYS Elements DK yarn here.

Fiona Wright

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