Level of difficulty: easy - medium

The Finnish word Tuntu describes the feeling a texture gives you in your fingertips. Enjoy this comfort when you snuggle up in the Tuntu sweater and caress its soft surface. Feel the fine details of the cables and the slipped stitch chains on the hems and yoke. Appreciate the pleasant volume of the double stockinette bands that accentuate the transition to the plain main section. The design by Teti Lutsak offers many interesting but not too difficult details, and is cosy and smooth with its fitted shape. You can style it in many different ways: elegant with a blouse or rather casual with jeans. The Melange colour Terra of our Cheeky Merino Joy even enhances the expressiveness of the texture with its light-and-dark contrasts.

Knitting seamlessly bottom-up in the round, you start Tuntu right away with the interesting textured pattern of the hem that gives the sweater a slight A-line, and work straight up to the underarm. Then, the sleeves are knitted separately and joined with the body. The yoke is shaped with a number of wrap & turn short rows. You then knit the textured pattern of twisted stitch cables and slipped stitch until the neckline ribbing. The transitions from hem to body, as well as from yoke to neckline are worked with double knitting, and give the sweater a very sophisticated finish.

Number of skeins of Cheeky Merino Joy used:

Size XS S M1 M2 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
For Bust Circ (cm) 71-76 81-86.5 91.5-96.5 101.5-106.5 111.5-117 122-127 132-137 142-147.5 152.5-157.5
For Bust Circ (inches) 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 52-54 56-58 60-62
Finished Bust at underarm (cm) 73.5 83 93 105.5 115 125 134.5 144 153.5
Finished Bust at underarm (inches) 29.5 33.25 37 42.25 46 50 53.75 57.5 61.5
Finished Knitted Piece (grams) 281 314 356 418 458 507 553 598 634
Total Number of Skeins 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7

The indicated gram quantities apply according to the gauge. The consumption for the swatch is included in the skein specifications.

The pattern is designed with no positive ease at bust circumference.

The garment in the images is knitted with the colour Melange Terra.


  • 2 mm (US 0) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle
  • 3.5 mm (US 4) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle
  • 2 cable needles (optional)

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Knitting techniques used:

Tuntu was designed for our 2021 collection, to which Rosy gave the theme of touch. This year, we have all become particularly aware of the importance of interpersonal closeness and touch. More and more, however, it is also becoming clear that we belong together worldwide and that what happens on the other side of the globe also touches us. The names of our patterns express this in different languages. The word Tuntu is Finish and describes the feeling of a texture.