A tunic that is longer length in the back with a slit and a “cap” sleeve. The sleeve is an extension of the body, so no picking up stitches for the sleeve! The neck is picked up and knit in a rib. The sides incorporate a narrower ribbing to prevent rolling. Perfect to throw on over jeans or a pair of pants. Either way, it just works!
Stockinette Stitch- alternate knitting one row, purling one row
Ribbing- Alternating knitting and purling
Picking up stitches for the neck
Videos are provided at olioknits.com for basic techniques as well as “how to” steps specific to this pattern.
I used Lucci’s DK Mercerized Cotton Tape (100% Mercerized Cotton)
Small 12 skeins : 6 skeins of each color, Medium 12 skeins : 6 skeins of each color Medium/ Large 14 skeins, 7 skeins of each color. I used chocolate and black DOUBLED. You can also use a single strand of yarn that gets 5 sts. to the inch. You will need approximately 1160, 1266 or 1477 yards of yarn.
Stitch Markers or Safety pins or thread to act as a marker
Needles – # 8 circular needle (32”-40”) You need the circular needle to accommodate the large amount of stitches.
Please remember that after knitting up your swatch, your needle size may change.
Gauge– 5 stitches = 4” square in Stockinette Stitch using a #8 needle
Size XS/Small Medium Large
Bust 24” 26“across 28” across
Length 26”front/32” back 27”front/33” back 29”front/35” back
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