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Tall Trees Tunic

Crafting Time:
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Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 2 (3) skeins Lion Brand® Fishermen’s Wool® Yarn: Oatmeal or color of choice
  • Knitting needles size 9 [5.5 mm] or size for gauge
  • Double-pointed needles size 8 [5 mm] or size for gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • 2 buttons 1"[25 mm] diameter
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

DIRECTIONS:

SIZES: S/M/L (1X/2X)
Finished Bust 44"(50)" [112 (127) cm]
Finished Length 31"(311?2)" [(78.5 (80) cm], not including collar
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger size in parentheses. Circle all numbers pertaining to the size before beginning.

GAUGE:16 sts + 22 rows = 4"[10 cm] in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS).

To print the charts, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION
Cable Cast On Make a slip knot on left needle. Knit 1 st through slip knot, but do not drop slip knot from left needle; transfer new st from right needle to left needle – 2 sts on left needle. *Insert right needle between first 2 sts on left needle; wrap yarn and pull through (as if knitting a st); transfer new st to left needle. Repeat from * for desired number of sts.

STITCH EXPLANATIONS
skp Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch – 1 st decreased.
sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.

PATTERN STITCH
K3, p3 Rib (worked over a multiple of 6 sts + 3 additional sts)
Row 1 (WS): P3, *k3, p3; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K3, p3 Rib.

NOTES: Tunic is worked in 3 pieces: Front, Back and Collar.
Charted tree patterns are worked on both Front and Back.
Working from charts, read RS rows from right to left & WS rows from left to right.
Collar is worked separately and sewn to neck edge. Collar is worked in two sections: Leaf Pattern and Lower Section. The Leaf pattern can be worked by following written instructions or reading the chart.

FRONT
Cast on 93 (105) sts.
Beg with Row 1 (WS), work in K3, p3 Rib for 11 rows.
Front Chart
Row 1 (RS): K1, (p1, k1) 3 times, place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Front Chart over next 79 (91) sts, pm, k1, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Row 2: P1, (k1, p1) 3 times, slip marker (sm), work next row of Front Chart to next marker, sm, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1.
Rows 3-64: Work in patterns as established until 64 rows of Front Chart have been completed.
Place a marker at each end of Row 64 for button placement.
Rows 65-136: Continue in patterns as established until all 136 rows of Front Chart have been completed.
Shape Shoulders and Neck
Next Row (RS): Bind off 1 st, work in rib pattern as established to marker, sm, work in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) to next marker, sm, work in rib pattern as established to end of row – 92 (104) sts.
Next 7 (3) Rows: Rep last row 7 (3) more times – 85 (101) sts rem.
Note: When all the rib sts have been bound-off, remove the markers.
Next 4 (10) Rows: Bind off 2 sts, work in patterns as established to end of row – 77 (81) sts.
Divide for Neck
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 2 sts, work in Rev St st until 29 (31) sts are on right needle for one side of neck, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 15 sts, work in Rev St st to end of row for other side of neck.
Work both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn.
Row 2: Bind off 2 sts, work in Rev St st to end of first side; on 2nd side, work in Rev St st to end of side – 29 (31) sts on each side.
Rows 3-6: Bind off 2 sts, work in Rev St st to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 4 sts, work in Rev St st to end of side – 17 (19) sts on each side.
Rows 7 and 8: Bind off 2 (4) sts, work in Rev St st to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, work in Rev St st to end of side – 12 sts on each side at the end of Row 8.
Rows 9-12: Bind off 4 sts, work in Rev St st to end of first side; on 2nd side, work in Rev St st to end of side – 4 sts on each side at the end of Row 12.
Row 13: Bind off rem 4 sts of first side; on 2nd side, work in Rev St st to end of side.
Bind off rem 4 sts.

BACK
Cast on 93 (105) sts.
Beg with Row 1 (WS), work in K3, p3 Rib for 11 rows.
Back Chart
Row 1 (RS): K1, (p1, k1) 3 times, pm, p6 (17), pm, work Row 1 of Back Chart over next 56 sts, pm, p17 (18) pm, k1, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Row 2: P1, (k1, p1) 3 times, sm, work in Rev St st to next marker, sm, work next row of Back Chart to next marker, sm, work in Rev St st to next marker, sm, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1.
Rows 3-64: Work in patterns as established until 64 rows of Back Chart have been completed.
Place a marker at each end of Row 64 for button loop placement.
Rows 65-136: Continue in patterns as established until all 136 rows of Back Chart have been completed.
Shape Shoulders
Next 8 (4) Rows: Bind off 1 st, work in rib pattern as established to marker, sm, work in Rev St st to next marker, sm, work in rib pattern as established to end of row – 85 (101) sts when all bind offs have been completed.
Note: When all the rib sts have been bound-off, remove the markers.
Next 12 (16) Rows: Bind off 2 sts, work in patterns as established to end of row – 61 (69) sts when all bind offs have been completed.
Next 6 (8) Rows: Bind off 4 sts, work in patterns as established to end of row – 37 sts when all bind offs have been completed.
Bind off.
COLLAR
Using Cable Cast On, cast on 97 sts.
Leaf Pattern
Row 1 (RS): P6, *yo, k1, yo, p6; rep from * to end of row – 123 sts.
Row 2: *K6, p3; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 3: P6, *k1, (yo, k1) twice, p6; rep from * to end of row – 149 sts.
Row 4: *K6, p5; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 5: P6, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p6; rep from * to end of row – 175 sts.
Row 6: *K6, p7; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 7: P6, *k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p6; rep from * to end of row – 201 sts.
Row 8: *K6, p9; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 9: P6, *skp, k5, k2tog, p6; rep from * to end of row – 175 sts.
Row 10: Rep Row 6.
Row 11: P6, *skp, k3, k2tog, p6; rep from * to end of row – 149 sts.
Row 12: Rep Row 4.
Row 13: P6, *skp, k1, k2tog, p6; rep from * to end of row – 123 sts.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 15: P6, *sk2p, p6; rep from * to end of row – 97 sts.
Row 16: Knit.
Lower Section
Row 17: P47, p2tog, p48 – 96 sts.
Row 18: Knit.
Row 19: Purl.
Row 20: Knit.
Rows 21-42: *K3, p3; rep from * to end of row.
Bind off.

BUTTON LOOPS: Make 2.
Using 2 double pointed needles, cast on 3 sts.
Knit the 3 sts. Do not turn work. *Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * until cord measures about 2 in. (5 cm) long. Fold cord in half and pick up 2 sts across cast on edge – 5 sts. Purl one row.
Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k1, yo, k2 – 7 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K3, yo, k1, yo, k3 – 9 sts.
Row 5: K4, yo, k1, yo, k4 – 11 sts.
Row 7: Skp, k7, k2tog – 9 sts.
Row 9: Skp, k5, k2tog – 7 sts.
Row 11: Skp, k3, k2tog – 5 sts.
Row 13: Skp, k1, k2tog – 3 sts.
Row 15: Sk2p – 1 st.
Fasten off rem st.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew side edges of Collar tog to make a ring. With RS of Collar facing WS of Tunic, and Collar seam at center back, sew bound off edge of Collar to Tunic.
Sew one button to each side of Front at markers. Sew one Button Loop to each side of Back at markers. Remove markers.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
beg = begin(ning)(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 stitches together
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat
Rev St st = Reverse Stockinette stitch
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side

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