Tsu Sweater

 I would love to introduce you to the "Tsu Sweater."

 When I was 16, I left home to go to a boarding school.  It was the school my mom, brother, sister, aunts, uncles, and cousins all had attended in high school.  It was so much fun to live in a dorm with other girls from around the world.  (Mostly the USA, Norway, and Japan.)
 I've always been a short person, so I was delighted to make friends with some Japanese girls with amazing style.  I loved their clothes.  I dreamed of going to Japan--a world where everything would fit me.  One of the girls, "Tsubasa" loaned me her sweaters and skirts.  She was so sweet and generous, and just beautiful inside and out.  That is the inspiration for this sweater, made using a Japanese lace pattern, which is similar to the traditional "feather and fan" except the chevron strips run vertically, instead of horizontally.


It's worked from the top down, in one piece, with minimal finishing work.  Just how I like it.  The wave is created using yarn-overs and decreases.  I used Quince and Co.'s Chickadee yarn in "Peacock" which is a sport weight yarn.  I absolutely love this yarn.

This sweater can be found on Ravelry here.