mishi2x Designs

MISHI2X DESIGNS

HAND KNITWEAR DESIGNS

BY MICHELE WANG

SHATSU with The Plucky Knitter

The Plucky Knitter and I have been hard at work this summer cooking up some new designs! When they proposed doing a design in their Cashmere, all I could think about was doing a hooded Snuggie-type situation. Who wouldn't want to be bundled up and completely covered and smothered by cashmere?! But, when I realized the timeline, and that this design would be dropping in July, I reeled myself in and sat down with the Cashmere to have a serious talk.

"What do you want to be?"

"A onesie."

"Be serious. No one wants a cashmere onesie in July."

I decided I needed to take full advantage of the softness and drape of this luscious yarn and wanted the beautiful hand-dyed Plucky colors to speak for themselves. So a simple versatile tee was born. SHATSU, is a garter stripe boatneck tee that works perfectly as a layering piece over a tailored shirt, or even a tank top.

 SHATSU in The Plucky Knitter's Cashmere; colorway Steelhorse

SHATSU in The Plucky Knitter's Cashmere; colorway Steelhorse

Knit in only two pieces, front and back, you'll love knitting this on your next road trip, summer vacation or conference call (yup, I said it). Of course, we couldn't stop there. I mentioned to The Plucky Knitter that I thought it would be perfect in their Single base too. And man oh man, is it great! The merino/silk blend has the perfect balance between stability and drape and the silk makes the colors really shine.

 SHATSU in The Plucky Knitter's Single; colorway Dive Bar

SHATSU in The Plucky Knitter's Single; colorway Dive Bar

This design is being sold as an exclusive Plucky Knitter Sweater Kit this Sunday, July 19 at 8pm EDT and again on Monday, July 20 at 9am EDT. (The pattern will be available for individual sale next January.) For more information and details on purchasing the kit, check out The Plucky Knitter's Ravelry group here