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feb022014

Pretty tunic

A dressed up tunic dress that also can be used as an every day garment after the party is over. The tunic is long enough to last for a long time even when he girl grows. We love the contrast between the tweed and the soft angora.

Sizes
1 (2-3) 4-5 (6-7) 8-9 (10-12) years
Size 1 year for free this time, the rest can be purchased in our shop.

Yarn
Pickles Merino Tweed
100 (100) 200 (200) 200 (200) g
Pickles Angora
25 g each of 2 colours

Needles
16 and 32” circular needles US 6

Gauge per 4”
Stockinette: 22 s / 32 rows

Measurements, laid flat
Chest: 10 (11) 12 (13.5) 14.5 (15.5) “
Length back: 18 (20) 22.5 (24.5) 26.5 (29) “

Cast on 144 s with Pickles Angora, colour 1 on US 4 long needles. Place markers (MM) at the beginning of the round and after 72 s to mark the sides. Change to Pickles Angora colour 2 and continue with the following rounds:

Round 1, with colour 2: Slip 2 s. *K1, P1*. Repeat between * and * until 2 s is left before the MM. Slip 4 s. *K1, P1*. Repeat between * and * until 2 s is left before the MM. Slip 2 s.
Round 2, with colour 1: Knit
Round 3, with colour 2: Slip 2 s. *P1, K1*. Repeat between * and * until 2 s is left before the MM. Slip 4 s. *P1, K1*. Repeat between * and * until 2 s is left before the MM. Slip 2 s.
Round 4, with colour 1: Knit

Repeat these four rounds until your piece measures 2 “.

Change to Pickles Merino Tweed and stockinette. Work a decrease round every 1.25 “ (From where you changed to stockinette):

Decrease round: K1s. K2tog. Knit until 3 s is left  before the next marker. SSK. K2s. K2tog. Knit until 3 s is left on the round. SSK.

When you have worked 8 decrease rounds, and the piece measures about 10 “ from where you started the stockinette, split into back and front.

Back
Cast on 7 new s on the beginning of the row. Always work these in garter. Knit all the s between the markers, always work these in stockinette, and make 7 new s on the end of the row. Always work these in garter. Work back and forth until the back piece measures 5.5 “ and end with a wrong side row. Leave the s on a spare needle.

Front
As back

Assemble 16 s from each shoulder with kitchener stitch or bind them of and sew the edges.

Work a purl round over the remaining s and bind off. Weave in all ends and tighten any loose stitches.