In­gle­side Tunic

This airy tunic is a sim­ple quick knit and just right for warm-weather wear.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Cor­rina Fer­gu­son

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 33 (37, 41, 44, 48, 53) inches Length: 24 (24, 251/2, 251/2, 27, 27) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• King Cole Opium (bulky weight; 54% cot­ton/42% acrylic/4% polyamide; 273 yds/100g per skein): 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins lilac #198 • Size 101/2 (6.5mm) nee­dles or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Size I/9 (5.5mm) cro­chet hook (for

seam­ing) • Re­mov­able mark­ers or pins

(op­tional to help with seam­ing)

Gauge

11 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st, blocked. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pat­tern Notes

This sim­ple tunic is made up of easyto-knit rec­tan­gles. It’s worked from the bot­tom up in pieces and then seamed us­ing sin­gle cro­chet.

The thick-and-thin na­ture of this yarn can make it dif­fi­cult to achieve gauge. Try to get as close as pos­si­ble to the stated gauge to en­sure that your gar­ment comes out the cor­rect size.

For the most ac­cu­rate fin­ished di­men­sions, stretch the fabric out hor­i­zon­tally a lit­tle when mea­sur­ing.

Weave yarn tails into seams, not into main fabric.

Tunic

Back Cast on 52 (58, 64, 68, 74, 80) sts.

Knit 8 rows.

Change to St st and work 3 inches with 5-st garter bor­ders, end­ing with a WS row, as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, k4 (edge sts), purl to last 5 sts, k5 (edge sts).

Dis­con­tinue garter bor­ders; work 4 rows in St st. Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—50 (56, 62, 66, 72, 78) sts.

Work 9 rows even, then rep Dec row—48 (54, 60, 64, 70, 76) sts.

Work even un­til back mea­sures 24 (24, 251/2, 251/2, 27, 27) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Bind off all sts. Front Work the same as back. Sleeves Cast on 49 (49, 53, 53, 61, 61) sts. Knit 8 rows. Work in St st un­til sleeve mea­sures 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Bind off all sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Us­ing cro­chet hook, work sin­gle cro­chet seams (see page 81).

Work shoul­der seams 13/4 (13/4, 2, 21/4, 21/2, 23/4) inches in from out­side edge, leav­ing cen­ter 13 (15, 161/2, 171/2, 19, 21) inches open for neck.

Cen­ter sleeves along arm­hole edges and cro­chet in place. Work sleeve seams. Work side seams, leav­ing the garter bor­ders open for split open­ing at bot­tom of tunic. Weave in ends. Block to fin­ished mea­sure­ments.

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