Tūmanako Pullover knitting pattern
Tūmanako is Te Reo Māori 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 events 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 essential to hold fast to hope, faith and love. It is what pulls us through challenging times and to keep going forward.
That is why for every sale of the Tūmanako pullover from this point onwards, I will be donating 25% of it to the victims and their families of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
This pattern is a reminder to me: Kia mau ki te Tūmanako, te whakapono me te aroha. (Hold fast to hope, faith, and love).
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.
The pattern contains written and charted instructions. Upon download, you will receive THREE files. Select the file that contains your size.