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Glitter and Fur Tunic
Lion Brand® Glitterspun® - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 20115
This exquisite top with fur-like accents is a dramatic look for festive occasions.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest Measurement 36 (41, 46, 51) inches Note For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.
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.
990-135 Glitterspun Yarn: Bronze Sparkling coppery bronze
Quantity needed: 10 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 79.90
Alternative Quantity: (11, 11, 12)
320-134 Fun Fur Yarn: Copper
Medium tawny orange
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.98
Alternative Quantity: (3, 3, 3)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95
Size 10 (6 mm) circular knitting needle
A 20 sts + 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on Size 7 (4.5 mm) needles. B 16 sts = 4" (10 cm) in St st on Size 10 (6 mm) needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
With smaller needles and A, cast on 90 (104, 116, 128) sts.
Work Garter St (k every row) for 1 1/2".
Next Row (WS) K 7, purl across until 7 sts rem in row, ending row with k 7.
Next Row (RS) Knit.
Repeat last two rows until piece measures approximately 6" from beg, ending after WS row.
Continue in St st only until piece measures approximately 16 1/2 (17, 17 1/2, 18 1/2)" from beg, ending after WS row.
Shape Armholes Bind off 3 (5, 7, 7) sts at beg of next two rows, then bind off 2 (3, 4, 5) sts at beg of next two rows.
Dec 1 st each side every row 2 (6, 8, 10) times, then every other row 4 (3, 3, 4) times – 68 (70, 72, 76) sts rem.
Continue even until piece measures approximately 25 (26, 27, 28)" from beg, ending after WS row.
Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 6 rows.
Bind off 3 (4, 5, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Bind off rem 38 sts.
Work same as Back until piece measures approximately 23 (24, 25, 26)" from beg, ending after WS row.
Shape Neck Work across first 26 (27, 28, 30) sts, join second ball of yarn and bind off middle 16 sts for Front neck, work to end row.
Work both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, and bind off 3 sts each neck edge once, then bind off 2 sts each neck edge once.
Dec 1 st each neck edge every row four times, then every other row twice – 15 (16, 17, 19) sts rem each side.
Continue even until piece measures same as back to shoulders, ending after WS row.
Shape Shoulders Same as for Back.
With larger needles and B, cast on 36 (36, 40, 40) sts.
Work Garter St for 2".
Next Row Change to smaller needles, change to A, beg St st, and inc 10 sts evenly across – 46 (46, 50, 50) sts.
Continue in St st, and inc 1 st each side every 6th row 0 (0, 6, 6) times, every 8th row 10 (10, 7, 7) times, then every 10th row 2 (2, 0, 0) times – 70 (70, 76, 76) sts.
Continue even until piece measures approximately 17 1/2 (17 1/2, 18 1/2, 18 1/2)" from beg, ending after WS row.
Shape Cap Bind off 3 (5, 7, 7) sts at beg of next two rows.
Dec 1 st each side every other row 11 (17, 18, 18) times, then every row 11 (3, 3, 3) times.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows.
Bind off rem 12 sts.
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband With circular needle, B, and WS facing, pick up and knit 80 sts around neckline.
Work rnds of St st (k every rnd) for 2".
Next Rnd Continue in St st, and inc 10 sts evenly around – 90 sts total.
Work even until neckband measures approximately 5" from beg.
Next Rnd Work in St st, and inc 10 sts evenly around –100 sts total.
Work even until neckband measures approximately 9" from beg.
Work Garter St (alternate one knit rnd with one purl rnd) for 1".
Bind off loosely.
Sew in sleeves.
Sew sleeve and side seams, leaving lower 4 1/2" open for side slits.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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