Knitting for women Knitting Dresses, tunics

Knitted dresses and tunics

Free knitting pattern tunic dress

Tunic dressWorked in the round from the bottom up, this tunic dress has a simple geometric pattern of diamonds a nd triangles, worked using the stranded colourwork technique.

Design by Pat Strong

SIZE S (M:L:XL)

PATTERN NOTES

Follow charted instructions for the colourwork, reading chart from right to left and working in the round. Make the same yarn the "top" yarn when stranding - in our sample, the background yarn has been worked as the "top" yarn - and strand the yarns loosely enough so that the fabric can move when worn. There are no floats more than three stitches in width, so there is no need to tack floats down.

Women's tunic knitting pattern

Tunic knitting patternSizes

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.

Finished Measurements

Chest: 37 (41, 44 1/2, 48, 52) inches

Length: 27 1/2 (27 1/2, 28, 28 1/2, 28 1/2) inches

Summer tunic knitting pattern

Tunic knitting patternSIZE XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

NOTES

Alternate 2 rows of A and 2 rows of B throughout.

If the shaping breaks up any yarn-over/decrease pair, do not work the yarn-over or the decrease; simply knit or purl to the next pair.

DEC 1

At beginning of RS rows K1, k2tog.

At end of RS rows SSK, k1.

Summer tunic knitting pattern

Tunic knitting patternMeasurements & Sizes

Dress size (approx): 8-10 (10-12, 12-14)

To fit chest (cm): 81-86 (86-91, 91-97)

Actual chest (cm): 90 (95, 99)

Length from lower edge of bodice to hem: 40cm for all sizes

Yarn: Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton Silk DK, shade 1509 Fig, 7 (7, 8) 100g balls

Women's tunic knitting pattern free

Women's tunic knitting pattern free

SIZES

To fit: 81-86[91-97:102-107]cm (32-34[36-38:40-42] in)

Actual measurement: 95[110:126]cm (37.5[43.5:49.5]in)

Length to shoulder: 70cm (27.5in)

Sleeve length: 42cm (16.5in)

Figures in square brackets refer to forger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to oil sizes.