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Free Knitting Pattern: Openwork Tunic Top

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Pattern #: kkc-tunic
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished garment measures 40 (44, 48, 52)".
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: (applied Jan 13, 2010)


Row 11: K 2 1, *ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, k 3; rep from * across, end last rep with k 2tog K1.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Openwork Tunic Top

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GAUGE:

18 sts * 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

PATTERN STITCHES

Eyelet Pat #1:

Rows 1 & 5 (RS): K 1, *k2tog, yo twice, ssk; rep from * across, end k 2.
Rows 2, 4, & 6:
K 1, p in each st and in each double yo (p 1 from front and p 1 from back) across row.
Row 3: K 1, yo, ssk, *k2tog, yo twice, ssk; rep from * across, end k2tog, yo, k 2.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: K 1, *p 1, k1; rep from * across.
Rows 9-10: Work in seed st (k all p sts, p all k sts).

Eyelet Pat #2:

Row 1 (RS): K 5, *k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, ssk, k 3; rep from * across, end last rep k 5.
Rows 2 & all even rows: K 1, p to last st, k 1.
Row 3: K 6, *yo, sl 1-k2tog-psso, yo, k 5; rep from * across, end last rep k 6.
Row 5: K 5, *ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, k 3; rep from * across, end last rep k 5.
Row 7: K 1, *k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, ssk, k 3; rep from * across, end last rep k 1.
Row 9: K 2, *yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k 5; rep from * across, end last rep k 2.
Row 11: K 1, *ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, k 3; rep from * across, end last rep with k 1.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Rows 13-18: Rep Rows 1-6.


BACK: With straight knitting needles, cast on 95 (103, 111, 119) sts.

Row 1: K 1, *p 1, k 1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P 1, *k 1, p 1; rep from * across.
Rows 3-7: Rep Rows 1 & 2.
Row 8 (WS): K 1, p to last st, k 1.
**Row 9: K 1, *p 1, k 1; rep from * across.
Rows 10-11: Work in seed, st (k all p sts, p all k sts).
Row 12: Rep Row 8.

Work Rows 1-10 of Eyelet Pat #1.

Work Rows 1-18 of Eyelet Pat #2.**

Work 2 rows stock st.

Rep from ** to ** for pat until piece meas 16 (16, 16, 17) inches from beg. Shape armholes: Keeping to pat, bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows -- 87 (95, 103, 111) sts. Cont even in pat until armholes meas 8 (9, 10, 11)". Shape shoulders: Keeping to pat, bind off 26 (30, 34, 38) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Place rem 35 sts on a holder for back neck.

FRONT: Work same as back to underarm. Shape armholes/neck: Next Row: Bind off first 4 sts, work over next 43 (47, 51, 55) sts, bind off next st, work to end of row. Next Row: Bind off first 4 sts, work to bound-off st. Turn. Work on right half only, leaving rem sts on holder. Dec Row: K 1, ssk, work in pat as est to end of row. Next Row: P or work in est pat to last 3 sts, p 3. Rep dec row every 2nd row 11 more times, then every 4th row 5 times. Work 2 sts at neck edge in stock st and rem sts in est pat until armhole meas 8 (9, 10, 11)". Bind off rem 26 (30, 34, 38) sts. PU sts on holder and work left half as foll: Dec Row: Work in est pat to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1. Rep this dec row every 2nd row 11 more times, then every 4th row 5 times. Work 2 sts at neck edge in stock st and rem sts in est pat until armhole meas 8 (9, 10, 11)". Bind off rem 26 (30, 34, 38) sts.

SLEEVES: With straight knitting needles, cast on 47 sts. Work pat as for back until 2" from beg. Work Eyelet Pat #2 (centering pat); AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st 1 st inside first and last st on next row, then every 8 (6, 6, 6) rows 10 (10, 6, 7) times, then every 4th row 4 (5, 13, 13) times -- 77 (79, 87, 89) sts. Work even until piece meas 20 (20½, 21, 21)" from beg. Do not bind off. Leave sts on a holder.

FINISHING: Sew right shoulder seam. Neckband: Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn over top of neckline on left shoulder, using circular needles, PU and k 38 (42, 44, 46) sts along right front neck edge to center of V, PU and k bound-off st of V, then PU and k 38 (42, 44, 46) sts along left front neck edge to shoulder seam, PU and k 35 sts from back left holder. Do not join; work back and forth on circular needles. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: K 1, (ssk, yo) to center 3 sts, (sl 2 tog-k 1-p2sso), (yo, k2tog) to last st, end k 1. Row 4: Purl. Row 5: K 2, (yo, k2tog) to center 3 sts, (sl 2 tog-k 1-p2sso), (ssk, yo) to last 2 sts, k 2. Row 6: Purl. Row 7: K 2, (p 1, k 1) to center 3 sts, (sl 2 tog-k1-p2sso), (k 1, p 1) to end of row. Row 8: K the k sts, p the p sts. Row 9: Rep Row 7. Row 8: K and bind off all sts. Sew left shoulder/neckband seam. Graft sts of sleeve to armhole edge. Steam press entire piece. Join 4 bound-off armhole sts to top of sleeve seam, then cont to seam sleeves to end. Sew side seams. Steam seams open.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) est = establish(ed)
foll = follow(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k1b = knit 1 in the row below
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
pat = pattern psso = pass slipped stitch over
PU = pick up rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip sl st = slip stitch
ssk = slip, slip, knit St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Pattern Average Rating: *1.0 (based on 1 review)
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Openwork Tunic Top Reviewed by JoAnn Minner on 2010-11-21 *
the pattern directions give no options for the different sizes offered. to say the least the instructions are confusing. By the end of the first part of the pattern, eyelet pat #1, I had 60 extra stitches!


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