"Tashi‟ means "auspicious‟ in Tibetan – "tashi delek‟ is a way to greet someone in Lhasa dialect. Since yaks are native to Tibet, why not a Tibetan name? It was either that or momo (my favorite kind of Tibetan dumpling)! This simple tunic-length tank uses “Bijou Bliss”, a 50/50 Yak and Cormo wool blend. Worked from the bottom up, the first 2/3 of this piece is incredibly meditative to knit, and the plain stockinette stitch allows the texture of the yarn to shine through. At the armscye, simple cables are worked back and forth for an interesting bust area in the front, and plain textured stripes at the back. For the creative knitter, Tashi can serve as a template: want lace in the bust area? More cables? Go for it! This multi-season piece will become a staple in your wardrobe.
Pattern designed by Shannon Okey
This pattern calls for 5 to 8 hank of the Bijou Spun Bijou Bliss 50/50 Yak/Cormo Blend in bust 32" through 44.25"