Pom Pom Quarterly: Mysa Tunic by Kate Gagnon Osborn

The preview for the Spring Issue of Pom Pom went live last Friday, and I couldn't be more thrilled to share that I have a design in it - the Mysa Tunic

The idea for Mysa came about both from the gorgeous mood board presented by Pom Pom, but also my love of flowy, muted tunics that were immensely popular this past summer and fall. 

The tunic is knit with two complementary colors of Meadow and Savannah, Lavender and Sycamore. The subtle color and gauge change of the two yarns worked in 4-row stripes creates a light and airy tunic with a lot of visual interest and texture. 

Both the construction of the tunic and style are a little different from my "normal" approach, but it is something I am really proud of and love! The tunic is designed to be worn with up to 4" (10 cm) of positive ease and is knit in one piece from the bottom up. Once the body is worked, stitches are picked up from the bottom up one side, around the neck, and then down the other side, and the connecting center panel is worked with strategically placed decreases at the back neck for a closer fit. The vertical stripes are both flattering and add a visual interest and contrast to the horizontal stripes on the body.

once the center panel is complete, the center is joined with a 3-needle bind off, and then stitches are picked up to work the garter stitch neck band, sleeves, and hem. 

Pattern Specifications:
• Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
• Finished Bust Measurements: 91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 133) cm / 36 (40, 44, 48, 52¼)” – worn with up to 10 cm / 4” positive ease. Model has 91.5 cm / 36” bust and is wearing size 2.
• Yarn: A: The Fibre Company Savannah (Sportweight; 50% wool, 20% cotton, 15% linen, 15% soya; 146 m / 160 yds per 50 g). Shade: Sycamore; 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins. 
AND B: The Fibre Company Meadow (Laceweight; 40% merino wool, 25% baby llama, 20% silk, 15% linen; 498 m / 545 yds per 100 g). Shade: Lavender; 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins.
• Gauge: 19 sts & 28 rows = 10 cm / 4” over 4-row Stripe pattern on larger needles, after blocking. 
Note: Due to the construction of the tunic and stripe patterning, correct stitch and row gauge are crucial. Take time to check your gauge and adjust your needle size as required.
• Needles: 3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length 
4 mm / US 6 circular needle, 100 cm / 40” length 
3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle, 40 cm / 16” length for neck 
4 mm / US 5 DPNs for cast off
• Notions: 5 stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn

As we have come to expect with Pom Pom, the whole Spring 2015 issue is really lovely, and I'm honored to be featured alongside the other fabulous designers: Diana Walla, Hannah MaciejewskaMerrian Holland, Maribeth White, Joji Locatelli, Mer Stevens, Handy KittyCandiss Koenitzer, and Julia Farwell-Clay.

You can subscribe to the magazine here, view their stockists near you here, or pre-order the PDF of the issue here. Enjoy! - KGO