Tumanako Pullover

Aroha Knits

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Tumanako Pullover by Aroha Knits | Tūmanako is Te Reo Maori for “Hope”. When I originally named this pattern months before it’s release, I didn’t think much of it. But in the time between, many things have happened in the world that would make it seem like believing in hope is a futile effort. But humanity has come together in such a beautiful way each time. It is important to hold fast to hope, faith and love. It is what pulls us through challenging times. That is why for every sale of the Tūmanako pullover, I will be donating 25% of the sales to the victims and their families of the Christchurch terrorist attack. The Tūmanako Pullover is a raglan garment, worked top-down, with a stripe of cable-stitches down the middle of each section. The first 15 rows are knit flat, before joining the fronts together and working the rest of the piece in the round downwards. The original piece was designed to be crop-top length with 3⁄4 sleeves, but instructions are included on how to adjust the length of the body if you wish to make it longer or shorter. Due to the placement of the cable-stitch patterns, it is quite simple to add in any other modifications that you like, such as waist shaping and bust darts.

Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rnds = 4 in./10 cm in Stockinette stitch with US 7 and after blocking

Sizes: Click here to view the yardages, schematic and final measurements of the pattern!

  • Small:  0/2 - 8/10
  • Medium:  12/14 - 24/26
  • Large:  28/30 - 32/34

Finished Measurements: Sizes 0/2 (4/6, 8/10, 12/14, 16/18, 20/22, 24/26, 28/30, 32/34) to fit chest sizes: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) in/75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155) cm; 4 in/10 cm of positive ease

Materials Used: DK Weight 3-ply yarn; 610 - 1300 yards (558 - 1189 m)

Needle Size: 

  • US 7/4.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge; 32 in/80 cm circular needle, and double-pointed needles or magic loop needle for sleeves
  • US 5/3.75mm or 2 sizes/.5 mm smaller than gauge needle for hem

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions

Skill Level: Intermediate