Truss has a simple, versatile shape and a seductive combination of yarns. It uses a strand of Shibui's Maai, a blend of baby alpaca and Merino wool, carried with a strand of Pebble, a mix of silk, Merino wool, and cashmere. Together they knit at 4.5 stitches per inch in stockinette, creating a fabric that has some substance but is still soft and comfortable. The tunic is knit in two pieces, with stitches for the sleeves cast on as you knit the body. Short rows are used to shape the shoulders and stitches are picked up and worked in the round for the short funnel-neck collar. Finished chest measurements are 40 (42, 44, 48, 52)" with finished lengths of 29.5 (30, 30.5, 31, 31.5)". This sweater can be hand washed and dried flat.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- needles in US size 9 OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
- 16" circular needle in US size 7
- spare size 9 needle
- 3 stitch holders
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle
Truss is shown in Maai and Pebble color Tar. If you would like to use this color, simply order the kit above. If you would like to select your own colors, please see our Maai and Pebble pages to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and specify your color choices in the box above.
Like the look but want something a little shorter? The Truss pattern includes instructions for making a shorter version (lengths 21.5 to 23.5"). If you would prefer this version, please tell us in the box above or call us at 800-468-0035.