Tai Chi

A pretty honeycomb border wraps around graceful cables, balanced with an allover pebble pattern.

The hemline has a subtle high-low slant - no short rows needed.

And sleeves have raglan shaping.

Tai Chi is knitted from the bottom up and seamed.


Construction: The sweater body is knitted flat from the bottom in one piece to underarms, then knitted separately as two fronts and a back. The cabled buttonband is worked as part of the sweater body, then continues as a narrow band around the neckline. Buttonholes are worked as eyelets within the front cable. Sleeves are set in.

Sweater chest circumference: 37 (39, 41, 44) (47, 51, 55)".
2-6" positive ease recommended. To adjust sizing, adjust gauge. Shown in size 41" worn with 5" ease.

Yarn: 8 (9, 9, 10) (11, 12, 14) skeins Sunday Knits 5 ply (137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein): Brigadoon (100% merino tweed), Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (90% merino 10% cashmere) or Angelic (75% merino 25% angora). Shown in Angelic smoke.

Substitute any worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.

Gauges: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch; 16 sts and 30 rows = 4" in seed stitch.

Needles & notions: Size 6 US / 4.0 mm knitting needles for gauge and size 5 US / 3.75 mm for ribbing; tapestry needle; stitch markers.

Techniques used: Cables, lace, reading charts, cable cast-on, sewn bind-off.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, charts (cable patterns are in charted format only), schematic, glossary.

Knit Tai Chi

© Sunday Knits 2021. All rights reserved. Design and photos by Carol Sunday
Modeled by Amber Golich.