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Home : Patterns : Knitted Two-Tone Tunic
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Knitted Two-Tone Tunic

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease« Thick & Quick«
Pattern #: 1100
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X

Directions are for sizes Small (Medium, Large, X-Large).
Finished chest:
43 (46½, 50, 54) in..


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Simplicity is the key to this warm, roomy sweater with side vents. The garter border and minimal shaping make this stockinette stitch pullover a great beginner project.

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Wool-Ease« Thick & Quick«

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Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
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*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
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Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-149 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal
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•  640-152 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Pewter
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Knitted Two-Tone Tunic

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease« Thick & Quick«

GAUGE:

9 sts and 13½ rows = 4 in. with size 13 needles in St st.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

BACK: With smaller needles and A, cast on 48 (52, 56, 61) sts. Work in garter st (= k every row) for 6 rows (3 ridges). Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS):
K.
Row 2 (WS):
K 3, p 42 (46, 50, 55), k 3. Rep Rows 1 and 2 keeping 3 sts at each edge in garter st for slit edging and rem sts in St st for 4 in.. Then work even in St st on all sts until piece meas 15 in. from beg. Change to B. Cont in St st until piece meas 16¾ (17, 17¼, 17½) in. from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes: Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 40 (42, 46, 49) sts. Cont even in St st until piece meas 24½ (25½, 26½, 27) in. from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck:
Next row (RS):
K 13 (14, 16, 17) sts, join another ball of B and bind off next 14 (14, 14, 15) sts, k to end of row. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 1 st at each neck edge every other row 3 times. Cont even in St st until piece meas 26½ (27½, 28½, 29) in. from beg. Bind off rem 10 (11, 13, 14) sts each shoulder.

FRONT: Work same as Back until piece meas approx 23 (23½, 24 ¾, 25¼) in. from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck:
Next row (RS):
K 18 (19, 21, 22) sts, join another ball of B and bind off next 4 (4, 4, 5) sts, k to end of row. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off at each neck edge at beg of every other row: 3 sts once, 2 sts once, then 1 st 3 times. Work even in St st until piece meas same as Back to shoulder. Bind off rem 10 (11, 13, 14) sts each shoulder.

SLEEVES: With smaller needles and B, cast on 21 (23, 24, 25) sts. Work in garter st for 6 rows (3 ridges). Change to larger needles. Work in St st, inc 1 st at each side every 4th row 6 (9, 12, 12) times, then every 6th row 5 (3, 1, 1) times – 43 (47, 50, 51) sts. Cont even in St st until piece meas 20 (20, 20½, 20½) in. from beg. Bind off all sts.

FINISHING: Sew right shoulder seam.
Neckband:
With RS facing, using smaller needles and B, pick up and k 58 sts evenly around neck edge.
Next row:
K.
Next row:
K 2, (k2tog, k 4) 9 times, k 2 – 49 sts. K 3 rows. Bind off. Sew left shoulder/neckband seam. Set in Sleeves. Sew Sleeve seams. Sew underarm seams, leaving lower 4 in. open for slit.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit meas = measure(s)
p = purl pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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Knitted Two-Tone Tunic Reviewed by Rana Rene on 2012-09-12 ****
I just finished my first knitted sweater and I must say the instructions are pretty easy to follow, but for me the neck shaping and the armholes shaping where kind of hard, I am learning how to knit by books and videos, I can't ask to a person I know because none of my closest people know how to knit sometimes the instructions weren't that clear. I actually recommend to check this pattern.


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