Leo Tunic

Description

Small – Underarm 100cm. Length 65.5cm.
Medium – Underarm 114cm. Length 68cm.
Large – Underarm 128.5cm. Length 71cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the yarn required to make Leo Tunic in your chosen size. This design is also available as a scarf.

For a step-by-step video tutorial showing all the techniques involved in knitting and finishing stranded garments visit our Stranded Knitting in the Round with Steeks tutorial section.

Story

The majority of the Egyptian gods had the bodies of humans but the heads of animals, each one relating to the tasks and expertise of the god in question. One of the most important of these was Ra the sun god, who in one of his guises wears the head of a lion. Ra controlled the sun and all things related to it, such as harvests. He also had considerable influence in the realms of the dead, so his appearance with a lion’s head shows that the beast was held in high esteem. His daughter Sekhmet, also known as the powerful one and generally found on the battlefield controlling the outcome according to her wishes, shared this family characteristic and is shown with the head of a lioness. The image of the lion was also used in the Egyptian zodiac for the star sign Leo.

For my Leo design I have used sandy golds set on a hot background of russets and reds to depict the lions. This background changes to increasingly intense blues as it passes through the band of scarab beetles who are industriously pushing the sun across the sky above the watchful lions. The tunic is a highly versatile garment which can be worn to stunning effect on both casual and formal occasions. I have also used this pattern for an extra-long scarf which can be found in our accessories section.

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