Curvy Girl Knit Tunic
ITEM # 1865877P154
Shop Supplies
Print Description
Crafting Time
Varies
Skill Level
Intermediate
DESCRIPTION +

SIZES

Curvy Girl 1 (2, 3, 4)

Finished Bust 47 (51, 55, 59) in. (119.5 (129.5, 139.5, 150) cm)

Finished Hips 61 (65, 69, 73) in. (155 (165, 175.5, 185.5) cm)

Finished Length 34 (34 1/2, 35, 35 1/2) in. (86.5 (87.5, 89, 90) cm)

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.

 

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

· Lion Brand® TEXTURES® 

Enchanted Forest 8 (9, 10, 11) balls or color of choice

· Lion Brand® split ring stitch markers

· Lion Brand® stitch holders

· Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle

· Scissors

· Tape Measure

· Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long

· Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long

 

GAUGE

16 sts + 26 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS).

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

NOTES

1.Tunic is made in 4 pieces: Back, Front, and 2 Sleeves. Each piece is made with ribbing at the lower edge, then is worked in Stockinette stitch (k on the RS, p on the WS).

2.Back and Front are shaped at sides by working simple decreases.

3.After Front and Back shoulders are seamed, an edging is worked around the neck.

4.This pattern includes some knitter’s lingo. When the pattern says to ‘work even’ this means that you continue in the specified st or pattern and keep the number of sts the same – without increasing or decreasing. When you see ‘– 12 sts’ at the end of a sentence, this is the number of sts you will have after working that row.

5.On the Back and the Front, you’ll shape the neck then work both sides of the Tunic AT THE SAME TIME, with separate balls of yarn. This is a great way to be sure that both sides turn out the same length – just read carefully through the instructions before beginning.

6.Only a portion of the upper part of Sleeves is sewn to the Tunic, leaving an opening at each shoulder. An edging is worked around the shoulder openings.

7.Our pattern includes diagrams to help you visualize how the Tunic is made and put together. Take the time to review the diagrams before you start knitting. The Tunic is easy to make, but having the big picture will make it even easier!

8.The longer circular needle is used to accommodate the number of sts on the Back and the Front. Work back and forth on the circular needle as if working with straight needles. The Sleeves can also be worked on the longer circular needle – or, if you prefer, on straight needles.

STITCH EXPLANATIONS

M1 (make 1) An increase made by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.

sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.

PATTERN STITCH

K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts)

Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

 

BACK

With longer circular needle, cast on 122 (130, 138, 146) sts.

Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures about 4 in. (10 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Shape Sides

Knit one row, then purl one row for St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – at the end of this row you will have 120 (128, 136, 144) sts.

Work even in St st for 9 rows.

Next Row (RS): Rep the Decrease Row – 118 (126, 134, 142) sts.

Rep last 10 rows 12 more times – 94 (102, 110, 118) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures about 25 in. (63.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.

Shape Armholes

Row 1 (RS): Bind off 9 (11, 14, 17) sts, k to end of row – 85 (91, 96, 101) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 9 (11, 14, 17) sts, p to end of row – 76 (80, 82, 84) sts.

Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row – 73 (77, 79, 81) sts.

Row 4: Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row – 70 (74, 76, 78) sts.

Row 5: Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row – 68 (72, 74, 76) sts.

Row 6: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row – 66 (70, 72, 74) sts.

Row 7: Bind off 1 st, k to end of row – 65 (69, 71, 73) sts.

Row 8: Bind off 1 st, p to end of row – 64 (68, 70, 72) sts.

Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7 and 8 twice – 60 (64, 66, 68) sts.

Place a marker on each end of last row worked – this marks where you will sew the Sleeve.

Work even in St st until armholes measure about 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) in. (19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm), end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.

Shape Neck

In the next row, you’ll be placing sts on a holder for the back neck, then working the left and right sides of the Tunic AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn.

Row 1 (RS): K15, place next 30 (34, 36, 38) sts on a holder; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k rem 15 sts – at the end of this row you will have 15 sts on both sides neck.

From this point on, you’ll be working both sides of the neck AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn.

Row 2: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, p to end of side – 15 sts on left side and 12 sts on right side.

Row 3: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, k to end of side – 12 sts on both sides.

Row 4: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side – 12 sts on left side and 10 sts on right side.

Row 5: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of side – 10 sts on both sides.

Row 6: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, p to end of side – 10 sts on left side and 9 sts on right side.

Row 7: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, k to end of side – 9 sts on both sides.

Rows 8 and 9: Rep Rows 6 and 7 – at the end of Row 9 you will have 8 sts on both sides.

Bind off all sts on both sides.

 

FRONT

Work same as Back until armholes measure about 3 1/2 (4, 4 1/2, 5) in. (9 (10, 11.5, 12.5) cm), end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work – you will have 60 (64, 66, 68) sts at this point.

Shape Neck

The Front neck is worked with 2 separate balls of yarn – just as you worked for the Back neck.

Row 1 (RS): K21, place next 18 (22, 24, 26) sts on a holder; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k rem 21 sts – at the end of this row you will have 21 sts on both sides of neck.

From this point on, you’ll be working both sides of the neck AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn.

Row 2: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 5 sts, p to end of side – 16 sts on left side and 21 sts on right side.

Row 3: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 5 sts, k to end of side – 16 sts on both sides.

Row 4: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, p to end of side – 13 sts on left side and 16 sts on right side.

Row 5: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, k to end of side – 13 sts on both sides.

Row 6: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side – 11 sts on left side and 13 sts on right side.

Row 7: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of side – 11 sts on both sides.

Row 8: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, p to end of side – 10 sts on left side and 11 sts on right side.

Row 9: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, k to end of side – 10 sts on both sides

Rows 10-13: Rep Rows 8 and 9 twice – at the end of Row 13 you will have 8 sts on both sides.

Work even in St st until both sides measure same length as Back.

Bind off all sts on both sides.

 

SLEEVES (make 2)

With longer circular needle, cast on 42 (46, 50, 54) sts.

Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.

Shape Sleeve

Knit one row, then purl one row for St st.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, knit to last 2 sts, M1, k1 – at the end of this row you will have 44 (48, 52, 56) sts.

Work even in St st for 9 (5, 5, 5) rows.

Next Row (RS): Rep the Increase Row – 46 (50, 54, 58) sts.

Rep last 10 (6, 6, 6) rows 5 (7, 8, 9) more times – 56 (64, 70, 76) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures about 14 in. (35.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.

Shape Sleeve Cap

The Sleeve cap is the shaped upper portion of the Sleeve. The Sleeve cap shaping is created with decreases.

Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 (7, 10, 13) sts, k to end of row – 53 (57, 60, 63) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 3 (7, 10, 13) sts, p to end of row – 50 sts.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5 (Decrease Row): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 48 sts.

Row 6: Purl.

Rows 7-26: Rep Rows 3-6 five more times – at the end of Row 25 you will have 38 sts.

Row 27: K9, place next 20 sts on a holder; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k last 9 sts – 9 sts on both sides.

From this point on, you’ll be working both sides of the top of Sleeve AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn.

Rows 28, 30, 32, 34 and 36: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, p to end of side.

Row 29: On first side, k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1 – 7 sts on both sides.

Row 31: On first side, k4, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, k2tog, k4 – 6 sts on both sides.

Row 33: On first side, k1, (k2tog) twice, k1; on 2nd side, k1, (k2tog) twice, k1 – 4 sts on both sides.

Row 35: On first side, k1, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, k2tog, k1 – 3 sts on both sides.

Row 37: On first side, sk2p; on 2nd side, sk2p – 1 st on both sides.

Fasten off.

Place a marker in the last st of both sides.

 

FINISHING

Step 1: Sew shoulder seams.

Step 2: Neckband

From RS, beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and k8 sts as evenly spaced as possible along back right neck edge, k30 (34, 36, 38) sts back neck sts from holder, pick up and k8 sts along back left neck edge to left shoulder seam, 26 sts along front left neck edge, k18 (22, 24, 26) front neck sts from holder, pick up and k26 sts along front right neck edge – 116 (124, 128, 132) sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Purl 2 rnds.

Bind off as if to knit.

For these next steps, you’ll be sewing the pieces of the Cardigan together. You may find it helpful to position the pieces before sewing by pinning them together first.

Step 3: Matching markers at top of Sleeves with markers on Front and Back armholes, sew in Sleeves, leaving opening at top of Sleeves and armholes.

Step 4: Matching the underarm seams, sew side and Sleeve seams.

Step 5: Edge Shoulder Openings

From RS with shorter circular needle, beg at marker on Back armhole, pick up and k80 (84, 88, 92) sts as evenly spaced as possible around shoulder opening.

Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Purl 2 rnds.

Bind off as if to knit.

Weave in all yarn ends.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

beg = begin(s)(ning)

k = knit

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

p = purl

rem = remain(ing)(s)

rep = repeat(s)(ing)

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

St st = Stockinette stitch

WS = wrong side

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.

©2015 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved.

 

SHIPPING & RETURNS +

SHIPPING

Standard Delivery

You can usually expect delivery within 6-10 business days from your order date (business days are Monday-Friday, excluding Holidays).  You’ll receive an email with tracking information when your order is shipped.   Please allow up to 5 business days to receive your tracking information.  

Some items sent directly from our suppliers may take longer, and will ship separate from the remainder of your order. 

Please note that Singer sewing machines cannot be shipped to Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands or to military bases overseas.

Expedited Delivery

Most items will give you the option to upgrade your shipping method for faster delivery.  If you choose to upgrade your shipping method, your order must be received by 11:00 AM ET or your order may not be processed until the following business day. 

For more details & pricing.  See our Full Shipping Policy >


HASSLE-FREE RETURNS

Creativity shouldn’t be complicated, so you can return items for FREE any time to our stores for a hassle-free refund with a smile. Personalized Fabric and Custom Headboards purchased online cannot be returned. You can also return online items by mail.  See Full Return Policy for Details> 

Items
Lion Brand Textures Yarn
ITEM # 14602353
$5.19 /yd Reg. $6.49 /yd
$5.19 /yd Reg. $6.49 /yd
$5.19 /yd Reg. $6.49 /yd
$5.19 /yd Reg. $6.49 /yd
$5.19 /yd Reg. $6.49 /yd
$5.19 /yd Reg. $6.49 /yd
$5.19 /yd Reg. $6.49 /yd
$5.19 /yd Reg. $6.49 /yd
Lion Brand Textures Yarn, Arctic Sky
Lion Brand Textures Yarn, Desert Sands
Lion Brand Textures Yarn, Enchanted Flowers
Lion Brand Textures Yarn, Meadow Flowers
Lion Brand Textures Yarn, Mountain Dawn
Lion Brand Textures Yarn, Mystical Moors
Lion Brand Textures Yarn, Ocean Waves
Lion Brand Textures Yarn, Sun Rays
+ SEE MORE COLORS
— SEE LESS COLORS
Please select an option before adding to your bag
QTY
+
ADD TO MY BAG PERSONALIZE IT
Please enter a value greater than 1 Please enter a value less than 1000000 item(s) in stock
Ship: select a color | style above to see availability Ship: Not available for shipping Ship: In Stock + FREE SHIPPING Ship: In Stock Ship: Out Of Stock - Not Available for Shipping
Ship: Out Of Stock
Pick-Up: select a color | style above to see availability Pick-Up: Online Only - not sold in stores Pick-Up: In-store purchase only Pick-Up: Out Of Stock Pick-Up: FREE Store Pick-Up Pick-Up: Not Available at This Store
Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.
Singer® Comfort Craft Scissors-2pk
ITEM # 7265390
$9.03 /yd Reg. $11.29 /yd
QTY
+
ADD TO MY BAG PERSONALIZE IT
Please enter a value greater than 1 Please enter a value less than 1000000 item(s) in stock
Ship: select a color | style above to see availability Ship: Not available for shipping Ship: In Stock + FREE SHIPPING Ship: In Stock Ship: Out Of Stock - Not Available for Shipping
Ship: Out Of Stock
Pick-Up: select a color | style above to see availability Pick-Up: Online Only - not sold in stores Pick-Up: In-store purchase only Pick-Up: Out Of Stock Pick-Up: FREE Store Pick-Up Pick-Up: Not Available at This Store
Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.
Lion Brand Split Ring Markers-24/Pkg
ITEM # 9825068
$2.79 /yd Reg. $3.49 /yd
QTY
+
ADD TO MY BAG PERSONALIZE IT
Please enter a value greater than 1 Please enter a value less than 1000000 item(s) in stock
Ship: select a color | style above to see availability Ship: Not available for shipping Ship: In Stock + FREE SHIPPING Ship: In Stock Ship: Out Of Stock - Not Available for Shipping
Ship: Out Of Stock
Pick-Up: select a color | style above to see availability Pick-Up: Online Only - not sold in stores Pick-Up: In-store purchase only Pick-Up: Out Of Stock Pick-Up: FREE Store Pick-Up Pick-Up: Not Available at This Store
Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.
Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 36"-Size 7/4.5mm
By Clover
ITEM # 11834355
$7.99 /yd Reg. $9.99 /yd
QTY
+
ADD TO MY BAG PERSONALIZE IT
Please enter a value greater than 1 Please enter a value less than 1000000 item(s) in stock
Pick-Up: select a color | style above to see availability Pick-Up: Online Only - not sold in stores Pick-Up: In-store purchase only Pick-Up: Out Of Stock Pick-Up: FREE Store Pick-Up Pick-Up: Not Available at This Store
Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.
Lion Brand Stitch Holders-3/Pkg
ITEM # 9825092
$7.19 /yd Reg. $8.99 /yd
QTY
+
ADD TO MY BAG PERSONALIZE IT
Please enter a value greater than 1 Please enter a value less than 1000000 item(s) in stock
Ship: select a color | style above to see availability Ship: Not available for shipping Ship: In Stock + FREE SHIPPING Ship: In Stock Ship: Out Of Stock - Not Available for Shipping
Ship: Out Of Stock
Pick-Up: select a color | style above to see availability Pick-Up: Online Only - not sold in stores Pick-Up: In-store purchase only Pick-Up: Out Of Stock Pick-Up: FREE Store Pick-Up Pick-Up: Not Available at This Store
Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.
Prym Dritz Tape Measure
By Dritz
ITEM # 1056365
$1.49 /yd Reg. $2.49 /yd
40% off Sewing & Quilting Supplies
QTY
+
ADD TO MY BAG PERSONALIZE IT
Please enter a value greater than 1 Please enter a value less than 1000000 item(s) in stock
Pick-Up: select a color | style above to see availability Pick-Up: Online Only - not sold in stores Pick-Up: In-store purchase only Pick-Up: Out Of Stock Pick-Up: FREE Store Pick-Up Pick-Up: Not Available at This Store
Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.
Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"-Size 7/4.5mm
By Clover
ITEM # 10692911
$7.19 /yd Reg. $8.99 /yd
QTY
+
ADD TO MY BAG PERSONALIZE IT
Please enter a value greater than 1 Please enter a value less than 1000000 item(s) in stock
Ship: select a color | style above to see availability Ship: Not available for shipping Ship: In Stock + FREE SHIPPING Ship: In Stock Ship: Out Of Stock - Not Available for Shipping
Ship: Out Of Stock
Pick-Up: select a color | style above to see availability Pick-Up: Online Only - not sold in stores Pick-Up: In-store purchase only Pick-Up: Out Of Stock Pick-Up: FREE Store Pick-Up Pick-Up: Not Available at This Store
Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.
Large-Eye Blunt End Needles-6/Pkg
ITEM # 1976596
$4.39 /yd Reg. $5.49 /yd
QTY
+
ADD TO MY BAG PERSONALIZE IT
Please enter a value greater than 1 Please enter a value less than 1000000 item(s) in stock
Ship: select a color | style above to see availability Ship: Not available for shipping Ship: In Stock + FREE SHIPPING Ship: In Stock Ship: Out Of Stock - Not Available for Shipping
Ship: Out Of Stock
Pick-Up: select a color | style above to see availability Pick-Up: Online Only - not sold in stores Pick-Up: In-store purchase only Pick-Up: Out Of Stock Pick-Up: FREE Store Pick-Up Pick-Up: Not Available at This Store
Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.

SIZES

Curvy Girl 1 (2, 3, 4)

Finished Bust 47 (51, 55, 59) in. (119.5 (129.5, 139.5, 150) cm)

Finished Hips 61 (65, 69, 73) in. (155 (165, 175.5, 185.5) cm)

Finished Length 34 (34 1/2, 35, 35 1/2) in. (86.5 (87.5, 89, 90) cm)

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.

 

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

· Lion Brand® TEXTURES® 

Enchanted Forest 8 (9, 10, 11) balls or color of choice

· Lion Brand® split ring stitch markers

· Lion Brand® stitch holders

· Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle

· Scissors

· Tape Measure

· Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long

· Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long

 

GAUGE

16 sts + 26 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS).

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

NOTES

1.Tunic is made in 4 pieces: Back, Front, and 2 Sleeves. Each piece is made with ribbing at the lower edge, then is worked in Stockinette stitch (k on the RS, p on the WS).

2.Back and Front are shaped at sides by working simple decreases.

3.After Front and Back shoulders are seamed, an edging is worked around the neck.

4.This pattern includes some knitter’s lingo. When the pattern says to ‘work even’ this means that you continue in the specified st or pattern and keep the number of sts the same – without increasing or decreasing. When you see ‘– 12 sts’ at the end of a sentence, this is the number of sts you will have after working that row.

5.On the Back and the Front, you’ll shape the neck then work both sides of the Tunic AT THE SAME TIME, with separate balls of yarn. This is a great way to be sure that both sides turn out the same length – just read carefully through the instructions before beginning.

6.Only a portion of the upper part of Sleeves is sewn to the Tunic, leaving an opening at each shoulder. An edging is worked around the shoulder openings.

7.Our pattern includes diagrams to help you visualize how the Tunic is made and put together. Take the time to review the diagrams before you start knitting. The Tunic is easy to make, but having the big picture will make it even easier!

8.The longer circular needle is used to accommodate the number of sts on the Back and the Front. Work back and forth on the circular needle as if working with straight needles. The Sleeves can also be worked on the longer circular needle – or, if you prefer, on straight needles.

STITCH EXPLANATIONS

M1 (make 1) An increase made by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.

sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.

PATTERN STITCH

K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts)

Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

 

BACK

With longer circular needle, cast on 122 (130, 138, 146) sts.

Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures about 4 in. (10 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Shape Sides

Knit one row, then purl one row for St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – at the end of this row you will have 120 (128, 136, 144) sts.

Work even in St st for 9 rows.

Next Row (RS): Rep the Decrease Row – 118 (126, 134, 142) sts.

Rep last 10 rows 12 more times – 94 (102, 110, 118) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures about 25 in. (63.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.

Shape Armholes

Row 1 (RS): Bind off 9 (11, 14, 17) sts, k to end of row – 85 (91, 96, 101) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 9 (11, 14, 17) sts, p to end of row – 76 (80, 82, 84) sts.

Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row – 73 (77, 79, 81) sts.

Row 4: Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row – 70 (74, 76, 78) sts.

Row 5: Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row – 68 (72, 74, 76) sts.

Row 6: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row – 66 (70, 72, 74) sts.

Row 7: Bind off 1 st, k to end of row – 65 (69, 71, 73) sts.

Row 8: Bind off 1 st, p to end of row – 64 (68, 70, 72) sts.

Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7 and 8 twice – 60 (64, 66, 68) sts.

Place a marker on each end of last row worked – this marks where you will sew the Sleeve.

Work even in St st until armholes measure about 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) in. (19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm), end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.

Shape Neck

In the next row, you’ll be placing sts on a holder for the back neck, then working the left and right sides of the Tunic AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn.

Row 1 (RS): K15, place next 30 (34, 36, 38) sts on a holder; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k rem 15 sts – at the end of this row you will have 15 sts on both sides neck.

From this point on, you’ll be working both sides of the neck AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn.

Row 2: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, p to end of side – 15 sts on left side and 12 sts on right side.

Row 3: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, k to end of side – 12 sts on both sides.

Row 4: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side – 12 sts on left side and 10 sts on right side.

Row 5: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of side – 10 sts on both sides.

Row 6: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, p to end of side – 10 sts on left side and 9 sts on right side.

Row 7: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, k to end of side – 9 sts on both sides.

Rows 8 and 9: Rep Rows 6 and 7 – at the end of Row 9 you will have 8 sts on both sides.

Bind off all sts on both sides.

 

FRONT

Work same as Back until armholes measure about 3 1/2 (4, 4 1/2, 5) in. (9 (10, 11.5, 12.5) cm), end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work – you will have 60 (64, 66, 68) sts at this point.

Shape Neck

The Front neck is worked with 2 separate balls of yarn – just as you worked for the Back neck.

Row 1 (RS): K21, place next 18 (22, 24, 26) sts on a holder; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k rem 21 sts – at the end of this row you will have 21 sts on both sides of neck.

From this point on, you’ll be working both sides of the neck AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn.

Row 2: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 5 sts, p to end of side – 16 sts on left side and 21 sts on right side.

Row 3: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 5 sts, k to end of side – 16 sts on both sides.

Row 4: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, p to end of side – 13 sts on left side and 16 sts on right side.

Row 5: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, k to end of side – 13 sts on both sides.

Row 6: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side – 11 sts on left side and 13 sts on right side.

Row 7: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of side – 11 sts on both sides.

Row 8: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, p to end of side – 10 sts on left side and 11 sts on right side.

Row 9: On first side, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, k to end of side – 10 sts on both sides

Rows 10-13: Rep Rows 8 and 9 twice – at the end of Row 13 you will have 8 sts on both sides.

Work even in St st until both sides measure same length as Back.

Bind off all sts on both sides.

 

SLEEVES (make 2)

With longer circular needle, cast on 42 (46, 50, 54) sts.

Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.

Shape Sleeve

Knit one row, then purl one row for St st.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, knit to last 2 sts, M1, k1 – at the end of this row you will have 44 (48, 52, 56) sts.

Work even in St st for 9 (5, 5, 5) rows.

Next Row (RS): Rep the Increase Row – 46 (50, 54, 58) sts.

Rep last 10 (6, 6, 6) rows 5 (7, 8, 9) more times – 56 (64, 70, 76) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures about 14 in. (35.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.

Shape Sleeve Cap

The Sleeve cap is the shaped upper portion of the Sleeve. The Sleeve cap shaping is created with decreases.

Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 (7, 10, 13) sts, k to end of row – 53 (57, 60, 63) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 3 (7, 10, 13) sts, p to end of row – 50 sts.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5 (Decrease Row): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 48 sts.

Row 6: Purl.

Rows 7-26: Rep Rows 3-6 five more times – at the end of Row 25 you will have 38 sts.

Row 27: K9, place next 20 sts on a holder; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k last 9 sts – 9 sts on both sides.

From this point on, you’ll be working both sides of the top of Sleeve AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn.

Rows 28, 30, 32, 34 and 36: On first side, p to end of side; on 2nd side, p to end of side.

Row 29: On first side, k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1 – 7 sts on both sides.

Row 31: On first side, k4, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, k2tog, k4 – 6 sts on both sides.

Row 33: On first side, k1, (k2tog) twice, k1; on 2nd side, k1, (k2tog) twice, k1 – 4 sts on both sides.

Row 35: On first side, k1, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, k2tog, k1 – 3 sts on both sides.

Row 37: On first side, sk2p; on 2nd side, sk2p – 1 st on both sides.

Fasten off.

Place a marker in the last st of both sides.

 

FINISHING

Step 1: Sew shoulder seams.

Step 2: Neckband

From RS, beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and k8 sts as evenly spaced as possible along back right neck edge, k30 (34, 36, 38) sts back neck sts from holder, pick up and k8 sts along back left neck edge to left shoulder seam, 26 sts along front left neck edge, k18 (22, 24, 26) front neck sts from holder, pick up and k26 sts along front right neck edge – 116 (124, 128, 132) sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Purl 2 rnds.

Bind off as if to knit.

For these next steps, you’ll be sewing the pieces of the Cardigan together. You may find it helpful to position the pieces before sewing by pinning them together first.

Step 3: Matching markers at top of Sleeves with markers on Front and Back armholes, sew in Sleeves, leaving opening at top of Sleeves and armholes.

Step 4: Matching the underarm seams, sew side and Sleeve seams.

Step 5: Edge Shoulder Openings

From RS with shorter circular needle, beg at marker on Back armhole, pick up and k80 (84, 88, 92) sts as evenly spaced as possible around shoulder opening.

Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Purl 2 rnds.

Bind off as if to knit.

Weave in all yarn ends.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

beg = begin(s)(ning)

k = knit

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

p = purl

rem = remain(ing)(s)

rep = repeat(s)(ing)

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

St st = Stockinette stitch

WS = wrong side

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.

©2015 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved.