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Summer tunic knitting pattern

Tunic knitting pattern



SIZE 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.

INC 1

At beginning of RS rows K1, M1.

At end of RS rows M1, k1.

K2, P1 RIB

MULTIPLE OF 3+2+2 EDGE STITCHES

Row 1 (RS) K3, [p1, k2] to last stitch, k1.

Row 2 K1, p2, [k1, p2] to last stitch, k1.

CHART

MULTIPLE OF 11+1+2 EDGE STITCHES

S2KP2 On last repeat of row, work SSK, k1 instead of S2KP2.

Row 1 (RS) K1, k2tog, [k5, yo, k1, yo, k2, S2KP2] to end.

Row 2 and all WS rows K1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Row 3 K1, k2tog, [k4, yo, k3, yo, k1, S2KP2] to end.

Row 5 K1, k2tog, [k3, yo, k5, yo, S2KP2] to end.

Row 7 K1, k2tog, [k2, yo, k1, yo, k5, S2KP2] to end.

Row 9 K1, k2tog, [k1, yo, k3, yo, k4, S2KP2] to end.

Row 11 K1, k2tog, [yo, k5, yo, k3, S2KP2] to end.

Row 12 K1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-12.

Back

Skirt

Skirt is worked even in 3 sizes: XS-S (M-L, 1X-2X) to Bodice shaping.

With larger needles and A, cast on 146 (168, 190). Knit 1 row. Work Rows 1-12 of Chart 11 times.

Bodice shaping

Work next 2 RS rows as follows:

X-SMALL Decrease row 1 K1, k2tog, k8, [S2KP2, k8] 12 times, SSK, k1 — 120 stitches. Decrease row 2 K1, k2tog, k6, [S2KP2, k6] 12 times, SSK, k1 — 94 stitches.

SMALL Decrease row 1 K14, [S2KP2, k8] 12 times—122 stitches. Decrease row 2 K13, k2tog, k5, [S2KP2, k6] 9 times, knit to end —103 stitches.

MEDIUM Decrease row 1 K11, [S2KP2, k8] 14 times, knit to end —140 stitches. Decrease row 2 K2, k2tog, k6, [S2KP2, k6] 12 times, knit to end —115 stitches.

LARGE Decrease row 1 K32, [S2KP2, k8] 10 times, knit to end —148 stitches. Decrease row 2 K23, k2tog, k6, [S2KP2, k6] 10 times, knit to end —127 stitches.

1X Decrease row 1 K23, k2tog, k8, [S2KP2, k8] 12 times, knit to last 3 stitches, SSK, k1 —164 stitches. Decrease row 2 K23, k2tog, k6, [S2KP2, k6] 12 times, knit to end — 139 stitches.

2X Decrease row 1 K44, [S2KP2, k8] 10 times, knit to end —170 stitches. Decrease row 2 K35, k2tog, k6, [S2KP2, k6] 9 times, knit to end —151 stitches.

Bodice

Change to smaller needle. Purl 1 row. Work K2, P1 Rib for 1 1/2". Work even in stockinette for 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2)", end with a WS row.

Shape armhole

At beginning of next 2 rows, bind off 5 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14). Dec 1 each side every RS row 4 (6, 7, 8, 11, 13) times — 76 (79, 85, 91, 93, 97) stitches. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9)", end with a WS row. Place stitches on hold.

Front

Work as for back until armhole measures 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5)", end with a WS row.

Shape neck

Next row (RS) K22 (23, 26, 28, 28, 29), place next 32 (33, 33, 35, 37, 39) on hold, join a second ball of yarn and knit to end. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn. Dec 1 at each neck edge every RS row 4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 6) times —18 (18, 20, 21, 21, 23) stitches each side. Work even until armhole measures same as back to shoulder, end with a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Begin short-row shaping: Rows 1 and 2 [Work to last 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6), W&T] twice. Rows 3-6 [Work to 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6) before wrap, W&T] 4 times. Work 2 rows, hiding wraps. Place stitches on hold. 

Sleeves

With larger needles and A, cast on 69 (80, 80, 91, 91, 102). Knit 1 row.

Work Chart until piece measures 4", end with a WS row.

Shape cap

At beginning of next 2 rows, bind off 5 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14). Dec 1 each side every RS row 16 (22, 14, 18, 6, 8) times, then every other RS row 3 (0, 6, 4, 12, 11) times. Bind off remaining 21 (24, 24, 27, 31, 36) stitches.

Finishing

Block pieces. With RS together, join shoulders using 3-needle bind-off as follows: Join 18 (18, 20, 21, 21, 23) stitches of first shoulder; bind off back neck stitches until 18 (18, 20, 21, 21, 23) stitches remain; join second shoulder.

Neckband

With RS facing, circular needle, A, and beginning at left shoulder, pick up and knit around neck edge at the following rates: 3 stitches for every 4 rows along vertical and diagonal edges AND 1 stitch for every bound-off or held stitch. Count stitches and adjust to a multiple of 3 on next round if necessary. Place marker and join to work in the round. Next 7 rounds [K2, p1] to end. Bind off in pattern.

Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Design by Antje Gillingham

Chart and Diagram