This tunic is the perfect garment for transitioning from early spring to summer and even into fall. It alternates two easy lace patterns and is finished off with a crocheted trim.
Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Chest: 37 (41, 46, 50, 551/2) inches Length: 28 (28, 281/2, 281/2, 29) inches
• Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (DK weight; 100% pima cotton; 220 yds/100g per skein): 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) skeins sunshine #3764 • Size 5 (3.75mm) needles or size
needed to obtain gauge • Cable needle • Size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook,
if desired • Stitch markers
24 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st and Lace pat. Lace & Cables Panel (15 sts) = 23/4 inches in width. Lace Panel (body, 12 sts) = 2 inches in width. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Make 1 (M1): Insert LH needle from front to back under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit through back of resulting loop. Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Sl 2 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH needle; return sts to LH needle in turned position and p2tog-tbl— a left-leaning single dec. 2 over 2 Left Cross (2/2 LC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front; k2, k2 from cn. 2 over 2 Right Cross (2/2 RC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back; k2, k2 from cn.
Lace & Cables Panel (15-st panel) Row 1 (RS): P2, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, p1, k5, p2. Row 2: K2, p5, k2, p4, k2. Row 3: P2, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, p2, k4, p2. Row 4: K2, p5, k2, p4, k2. Row 5: P2, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, p2, 2/2 RC, p2. Row 6: K2, p5, k2, p4, k2. Row 7: P2, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, p2, k4, p2. Row 8: K2, p5, k2, p4, k2. Row 9: P2, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, p2, 2/2 RC, p2. Row 10: K2, p5, k2, p4, k2. Row 11: P2, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, p2, k4, p2. Row 12: K2, p5, k1, p5, k2. Row 13: P2, k4, p2, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 14: K2, p4, k2, p5, k2. Row 15: P2, k4, p2, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 16: K2, p4, k2, p5, k2. Row 17: P2, 2/2 LC, p2, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 18: K2, p4, k2, p5, k2. Row 19: P2, k4, p2, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 20: K2, p4, k2, p5, k2. Row 21: P2, 2/2 LC, p2, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 22: K2, p4, k2, p5, k2. Row 23: P2, k4, p2, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, p2. Row 24: K2, p5, k1, p5, k2.
Rep rows 1–24 for pat. Lace Panel (12-st panel) Row 1 (RS): K4, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k4. Row 2: Purl across.
Rep rows 1 and 2 for pat. Lace (multiple of 8 sts) Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2. Row 2: Purl across.
Rep rows 1 and 2 for pat.
Sweater is worked in pieces from the bottom up, then seamed.
When shaping in Lace patterns, do not work a yarn over unless its matching decrease can also be worked. Work in stockinette stitch instead.
Work shaping decreases as desired to blend with Lace pattern. Recommended decreases are: k2tog at beginning and ssk at end of right-side rows working just inside the edge stitches and ssp at beginning and p2tog at end of wrong-side rows, or working a decrease in pattern but omitting the paired yarn over.
Crochet edging is optional.
Cast on 116 (128, 140, 152, 164) sts. K1 (edge st); work St st over 9 (3, 0, 0, 6) sts; work Lace & Cables Panel over 0 (0, final 9, 15, 15) sts of pat; work Lace Panel over 0 (12, 12, 12, 12) sts; work Lace & Cables Panel over 15 sts; *work Lace Panel over 12 sts; work Lace & Cables Panel over 15 sts; rep from * twice; work Lace Panel over 0 (12, 12, 12, 12) sts; work Lace & Cables Panel over 0 (0, first 9, 15, 15) sts of pat; work St st over 9 (3, 0, 0, 6) sts; k1 (edge st).
Continue in this manner alternating Lace & Cables and Lace Panels and working the edges in St st until piece measures 10 (10, 101/2, 101/2, 11) inches, ending with WS row. Shape Waist Dec 1 st inside edge st at each end of needle on next row, then [every 4 (4, 4, 4, 8) rows] 4 (4, 4, 4, 2) times—106 (118, 130, 142, 158) sts.
Continue in pat with no further dec until piece measures 21 (201/2, 21, 201/2, 201/2) inches, ending with WS row. Shape Armholes At beg of next 2 (2, 2, 2, 4) rows, bind off 6 sts. At beg of next 2 rows, bind off 4 sts. At beg of next 0 (4, 4, 4, 4) rows, bind off 3 sts. At beg of next 0 (0, 4, 4, 4) rows, bind off 2 sts. At beg and end of next 3 (2, 2, 5, 3) rows, dec 1 st—80 (82, 86, 92, 100) sts.
When piece measures 7 (71/2, 71/2, 8, 81/2) inches as measured from initial armhole bind-off, bind off all sts.
Work as for Back until piece measures 21 (201/2, 21, 201/2, 201/2) inches, ending with WS row. Shape Armholes & V-Neck Work armhole shaping as for Back.
At the same time, using 2 balls of yarn, work the V-neck decs along the front
of tunic. Place a marker or pin at the center of the front keeping 1 st on each side of center in garter edge st. Dec 20 (19, 21, 22, 24) sts every other row on each side of V as follows: work armhole shaping, work to 3 sts before center, k2tog, k1, attach a new ball of yarn, k1, ssk, work to end of row. On WS rows, work armhole shaping, work to 2 sts before center, p1, k1, using new yarn, k1, p1, work to end of row.
When 20 (22, 22, 24, 26) sts rem on each side of front V-neck, work even until piece measures the same as Back. Bind off all sts.
Cast on 60 (60, 68, 68, 76) sts. K2, pm, rep Lace pat to final 2 sts, pm, k2.
Inc 1 st using M1 at each end of needle just inside edge st 9 (10, 8, 11, 10) times, working incs every 6 (6, 8, 5, 6) rows. Work sts into pat.
Work even on 78 (80, 84, 90, 96) sts until piece measures 8 (81/2, 9, 91/2, 91/2) inches or desired length to underarm, ending with WS row. Shape Cap Work armhole shaping as done on Back and Front pieces and end with 52 (44, 40, 40, 38) sts on needle. Bind off 4 sts at beg of every row 4 (2, 0, 0, 0) times. Bind off 2 sts at beg and dec 1 st at the end of every row 8 (6, 8, 8, 6) times. Bind off rem 12 (18, 16, 16, 20) sts.
Block pieces to schematic measurements. If desired, stretch out bottom edge for looser fit at hips. Seam shoulders of Front to Back. Set in sleeves and sew. Do not seam too tightly. Sew sleeve and side seams. Leave 2–5 inches unseamed at bottom edge of sweater if a vent is desired. Weave in ends. Crochet Edge This final step may be omitted, but it will add a finished look to the pullover, particularly around bottom vents and V-neck. Work either a sc around edges, or a rev sc (also known as crab st) as was done in photographed sweater. Try out crochet choice on gauge swatch to see which is preferred. n