Beach to Town Tunic

Beach to Town Tunic

Whether it's to the beach or elsewhere, the Beach-to-Town Tunic is just that. Designed by Mare Bonnette using Sassy Skein's Key West Karibbean Kotton worsted weight, it's knitted in one piece, up and over the shoulders down the front. Accented in seashell buttons to reflect the shell color of the yarn.

DESIGNED BY The Sassy Skein




Women’s S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X):

To Fit Bust: 32-38 (40-46, 48-54)"/81.5-96.5 (101.5-117, 122-137)cm


Bust: 42 (50, 58)"/106.5 (127, 147.5)cm

Length: 30 (31, 32)"/76 (78.5, 81.5)cm


Sassy Skein Key West Karibbean Kotton worsted weight (100% cotton; 1.75oz/50g, 74yd/68m) 8 (10, 12) balls #224 Sea Shells

Size 8 US (5mm) 24"/60cm long circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

3 buttons

Crochet hook (for neck edging only)


15 sts and 16 rows = 4"/10cm in pattern.

To save time, take time to check gauge.


The tunic cover-up is worked in one piece.

Circular needle is used to accommodate width of fabric and for flexibility.

Work back and forth in rows as if working with straight needles.




CO 78 (94, 108) sts.

Work in Garter st for 3 rows.

Establish Pattern

Note: You can choose either side of pattern as your right side. There is a slight difference. But pick one side, then mark the wrong side and stick with it. Make all yam joins on the wrong side. We (at Sassy Skein) recommend the "magic knot" technique to join a new ball of yam for an invisible join.

Row 1: K1, *k2tog, yo; rep from * across.

Rows 2-4: Knit.

Rep last 4 rows until piece measures about 19"/48.5cm from beginning; end with a Row 1 of patt.


Next 2 rows: Work in patt to end of row, CO 24 sts for sleeve—126 (142, 156) sts. Continue in patt as established over all sts until piece measures about 9 (10, 11)"/23 (25.5, 28)cm from Sleeve cast-on; end with a Row 1 of patt.

Shape Neck

Next row: BO first 40 (48, 55) sts for top of front side of first Sleeve, BO center 46 sts for neck, work in patt to end of row for other Sleeve—40 (48, 55) sts rem.

Next row: Work in patt over first 40 (48, 55) sts, CO 46 sts for neck, CO 40 (48, 55) sts for top of back side of first Sleeve.

Continue in patt as established until piece measures 18 (20, 22)"/45.5 (51, 56)cm from Sleeve cast-on.

Next 2 rows: BO 24 sts, work in patt to end of row—78 (94, 108) sts.


Continue in patt as established until Back measures same as Front to Garter st lower border.

Work in Garter st for 3 rows.



Sew side and Sleeve seams tog using mattress stitch. Weave in ends on WS and clip close.

Neck Edging

With RS facing and crochet hook, join yarn with sc at beg of neck edge, sc evenly around neck edge. Fasten off.

Button Band

With RS facing, pick up and k40 (48, 55) sts evenly spaced across top edge of front of first Sleeve.

Work in Garter st for 7 rows.

BO, leaving a long tail. Lay button band over top edge of back of first Sleeve and sew in place.

Sew 3 buttons evenly spaced across button band.

Turn Sleeve cuffs up and sew in place.

Block garment to about 30 (31, 32)"/76 (78.5, 81.5)cm long. This will elongate the open work and create a nice finished look. Weave in any rem ends.