Oversize tunic with a dropped sleeve and an oversized optional pocket is a breeze to knit up. The neck is a 2×2 rib crew neck. Lastly, the cowl is knit separately. So, it is removable and you can wear it with other sweaters! There are 2 versions of the cowl. One version is knit with a brioche stitch and the easier version is knit in a 2×2 rib.
Decreasing, Picking Up stitches
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Yarn and Sizes
I combined a sport weight with a sock yarn and knit them together as 1 strand.I used O Wool o-wash sport 336 yds. 4 (4,5)skeins, blackbird knit together with Malabrigo Sock yarn 2 (2,3) skeins , 440 yds.Aguas You can also use a Heavy Worsted yarn abnd knit single strand. Suggestions are Malabrigo Mecha, Plymouth Homestead, Juniper Moon Herriot Great or Quince Osprey. You will need 1344 (1344,1680)yards if you choose this option. Any yarn that gets 4 sts. will work. The cowl takes approximately 250 yds. and is included in the above yardages.
Supplies Needed 1
Needles – # 9 32” Circular Needle to accommodate all of the stitches, a 16” #9 Needle for the neck. If you are knitting the Ribbed Cowl you will need a 24” #9 Circular Needle. If you are knitting the Brioche Cowl you can use a 24” or 32” circular needle. Please remember that after knitting up your swatch, your needle size may change.
Gauge– 4 stitches = 1” or 16 sts. = a 4 in square in Stockinette Stitch using a #7 needle
Length = 24 (26,28)”, Width; armhole to armhole =25 (28,32)“ Total Circumference= 50 (56,64)”
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