Liuhu Pattern!

I have many, many projects to show you, but those will have to wait for now - I have important news!

The Liuhu Alpaca Tunic Pattern is now available through Ravelry! It's the first of the TTS sweater patterns and means a lot to me.


When I got this yarn, I wanted to knit a long, warm tunic with an air of elegance and grace. The yarn itself was ideal for such a project: 100% baby alpaca is extremely soft, warm and yields a lovely drapey knitted fabric. The beads add a feminine touch to the garment, and the shaping of the tunic was designed to complement many body types and sizes. The method of top-down knitting allows for modifications for the perfect fit and length.


The name Liuhu (pronounced Lee-oo-who) can be roughly translated to “Slinker” in Finnish. The name refers to the characteristic of the yarn - it is slippery and splits rather easily. The end result is worth it, though!


XS (S; M; L; XL; XXL; XXXL).
Bust circumference 34(36; 40; 42; 44; 48) inches or 86(90, 106; 110; 115; 122; 131) cm.
Waist circumference (measured 4” below underarm) 30(32; 34; 36.5; 38.5; 41; 44) or 76(82; 87; 93; 98; 105; 114) cm.
Hem circumference 45(48; 51 1/2; 54 3/4; 58; 61; 64) inches or 115(123; 131; 139; 147; 155; 163) cm.
All measurements given for finished garment.

22 sts and 28 rows in stockinette stitch = 4 inches or 10 cm.

24” or 32” circular needle in US#4 (3.5mm) and #5 (3.75mm). Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Heavy Sport or Light DK weight yarn 1100(1200; 1350; 1500; 1650; 1800; 2000) yards. Note: You may need more (or less) yarn if you modify your tunic. See pattern for modifying options.
Original gray tunic was knitted with KnitPicks Andean Treasure (110 yards/1.75 oz or 103 m/50 g) in Fog. Yarn sponsored by KnitPicks.

liuhu 12

This tunic is knitted from the top down using the Tailored Sweater Method. No knowledge of the method is necessary to knit the tunic, but basic knowledge of how to knit from the top down is very useful with this project. This tunic is recommended for advanced knitters. For more information on how to work pullovers, tunics, cardigans, jackets, T-shirts, dresses etc. from the top down with your own measurements, see the Tailored Sweater Method information. There is also a Ravelry forum for the method.

This design offers you great possibilities for variation and modification. You can choose to work the neckline deeper or shallower than the original. You can also work the sleeves to a desired length, as well as the body. See pattern for modification options.

Get your copy through the pattern page on ravelry or follow the link below:

A lot of effort went to the pattern editing, and I do hope it is now error-free. If you do find errors in the pattern, please let me know! Enjoy and happy knitting :)


Amberpearl said...

WOW that is a beautiful sweater and it is going on my to do list. I will be searching my stash ASAP to find the right yarn for it.

torirot said...

Well done - what a beautiful tunic!!

Morgen S. Daily said...

Hey hey! Huge congratulations...she's gorgeous! Miss you,


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Gorgeous! I've already added it to my queue

Katie - The Knitting Mama said...

Absolutely beautiful!

enkulin käsityöt said...

Onpa kaunis tunika.

Tuula said...

Liuhu on ihana nimi <3 Ja malli on niin kaunis, että tämä voisi olla ensimmäinen TTS-työni. Voisikohan tämä toimia Wollmeisesta neulottuna? Alpakka on kyllä kevyempää ja taatusti lämmintä :)

Tuulia said...

Tuula, toki Wollmeisekin tuohon kävisi, mutta veikkaan että tiheys on liian harva Wollmeiselle. Ohjeen tiheys on 22s/10cm, eikös WM ole ohkaista? Mie valitsisin vähän paksumman langan, ettei käy sitten niin että tulee liian reikäistä neulosta!