Knit a Free Tunic Sweater Pattern

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If you are a novice in knitting then you must be looking for a sweater that is not too complicated but looks gorgeous. This pattern of summer tunic sweater does not need difficulty seeming or shaping but the lacy hem that looks beautiful. You will like this comfortable and loose fit. The stockinette stitch works in the round. You can easily adjust the sizing because it is straight.

Details of Sizing

This loose-fit straight tunic fits with 8’’ of positive ease.

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL,3XL); Given in size M on a 36” bust

Tunic length: 26 (28, 30, 32, 32, 33, 33) inches

Tunic circumference: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) inches

Gauge

On US 4 needles: 25 stitches & 34 rows to four-inch in stockinette stitch.

24 stitches & 24 rows to 4” in pattern stitch

Knit a larger swatch for best results. Wash & block your swatch similarly as you wash and block the sweater

Abbreviations

P=Purl

K=Knit

K2tog=Knit 2 together

YO= Yarn Over

SSK=Slip, Slip Knit

Note

For the hem, the sweater begins with two different lace sections. The lace sections combined and you knit the torso in the round with stockinette stitch. Before grafting together at the shoulders, it splits to make the armholes.

What you will require?

  • Circular needles US 4
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers

YARN

Cheeky Merino Joy by Rosy Green Wool- 2(2,3,3,3,4,4) skeins

OR

Sportweight yarn approximately 615(700,840,980,1080,1140,1240) yards

Waste or extra cable yarn

Instructions

Cast On and First Lace Section

Cast on 109 (121,133, 145,157,169,181) stitches (For back lace section), Using the long tail cast-on procedure

Row 1-4: Knit across the row

Row 5: K1, *(K2tog) 2 times, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (SSK) 2 times, K1; repeat from * across row

Row 6: Purl across the row.

Row 7: K1, *(K2tog) 2 times, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (SSK) 2 times, K1; repeat from * across row.

Row8: Purl across the row.

Row 9: K1, *(K2tog) 2 times, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (SSK) 2 times, K1; repeat from * across row.

Row 10: Purl across the row.

Row 11: K1, *(K2tog) 2 times, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (SSK) 2 times, K1; repeat from * across row.

Row 12: Purl across the row.

For a total of 36 rows, you have to repeat rows 1-12 twice. Then you can cut the yarn and weave it later.

Cast On and Second Lace Section

Use the long-tail cast-on procedure: For the front lace section cast on 109 (121, 133, 145, 157, 169, and 181) stitches. On the same circular needle, you need to add this but ensure that do it in such a way that both pieces’ right sides are facing a similar direction.

As you have worked on the first similarly work on the second section too however you need not require to cut the yarn.

Torso in the Round

Knit across the row once you worked on the front lace section’s last purl row. Now take a needle to place a stitch marker.
Now do not turn your work instead knit across the back lace section. This joins the two pieces together on the same side. Place a stitch marker on the needle at the section end.

By knitting the first stitch you can join the beginning of the front section

Knit stitch until the stockinette section measures 11(12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15) inches

Work on fewer or more rows according to the length you need

Split and Knit the Front and Back

At the end of the backstop knitting at the stitch marker. Place the back stitches on a piece of waste yarn or extra cable yarn.
Work in the pattern on the front stitches
Row 1: Knit across the row. 

Row 2: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 9 (10, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12) inches. If you wish to alter the length of the sweater or the loose, open armholes, you can work more or fewer rows here.

Rows 3–6: Knit across the row.

Cut the yarn by leaving a tail of approx. 3 yards. Place the front piece on a piece of waste yarn or extra cable. Transfer the back stitches to the needles

Repeat for the back section. Place the front stitches on the circular needle with the back stitches.

Graft the Shoulders Together

Using the Kitchener stitch and active yarn, graft the first shoulder Graft 30 (35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60) stitches together.

Bind Off Stitches on the Neckline

Bind off 49 (51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61) stitches while working on the back neck and end off the yarn.

Repeat the shoulder grafting after turning the sweater. Work with a long tail of yarn. Bind the remaining stitches

Wet block the sweater after weaving the ends