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Chevron Tank Tunic
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Silk Mohair
Pattern Number: L0181AD This chevron striped tunic made with our LB Collection Silk Mohair is soft to touch - a great spring project.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 38 (42, 47, 52, 56) in. (96.5 (106.5, 119.5, 132, 142) cm) Finished Length 26 1/2 (27, 27, 27 1/2, 28) in. (67.5 (68.5, 68.5, 70, 71) 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.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

484-147 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Iris

Cool medium purple


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Note: (A)

484-106 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Azure

Sky blue


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484-133 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Sunset

Burnt orange


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484-153 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Midnight

Deep black


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Note: (D)

484-157 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Sunbeam

Greenish yellow


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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 5 (3.75 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
19 sts + 25 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Ripple Pattern with 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1)An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCH Ripple Pattern (multiple of 11 sts) Row 1: (RS) Knit.

Row 2: K1, purl to last st, k1.

Row 3: (P2tog) twice, (M1, k1) 3 times, M1, *(p2tog) 4 times, (M1, k1), 3 times, M1; rep from * to last 4 sts, (p2tog) twice.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5 and 6: Rep Rows 1 and 2.Rep Rows 1-6 for Ripple Pattern.



STRIPE SEQUENCE Note:Each row of Stripe Sequence is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together.

When two yarn colors are indicated, for example, A and D, hold one strand of each color together.

When just one yarn color is indicated, use two strands of the same color.



5 rows A and D 1 row D and E 3 rows A and E 2 rows E 1 row A and E 2 rows D and E 2 rows C and D 3 rows A and C 2 rows B and D 1 row B and C 6 rows B and E 2 rows B 1 row A and B 3 rows A and E 2 rows D and E 4 rows A and D 3 rows A 2 rows C and D 8 rows A and C 1 row C 1 row A 3 rows A and B 2 rows B 4 rows B and C 2 rows B 2 rows B and E 1 row E 6 rows A and E 2 rows A 4 rows A and D 1 row A 1 row A and E 2 row C and E 1 row B and C 1 row B 2 rows B and D 4 rows A and B 6 rows B and E 1 row D and E 1 row A and E 2 rows C and D 8 rows A and C 3 rows A 9 rows A and B 3 rows B 2 rows B and C 1 row B 2 rows B and E 5 rows A and E 2 rows E 1 row D and E 2 rows A and D 2 rows A 2 rows A and C 1 row C 3 rows A and C 2 rows C and E 6 rows B and E 3 rows B 3 rows A and B 2 rows A and E 1 row D and E 2 rows A and D 4 rows A and B

NOTES:
1.

Ripple Pattern is worked in Stripe Sequence with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.

2.

When using 2 strands of the same color, use the strand from the center of the yarn ball + the strand from the outside of the same ball.

3.

When only one color is listed in the Stripe Sequence, use 2 strands of that color.

4.

The 172 rows of the Stripe Sequence will make the largest size without repeating; for smaller sizes, work until your piece measures the desired length, then bind off.

5.

Wind about10-15 yds (9-14 m) of colors A, D and E into separate balls so that both shoulders of Back and Front can be worked at the same time.

6.

Depending on how much yarn remains for colors B and C when you beg shaping the Front neck, you may want to wind about 5-10 yds (4.5-9 m) of these colors into separate balls too.

7.

Make sure to leave long tails when changing colors for weaving in.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 90 (101, 112, 123, 134) sts.

Knit 4 rows.

Change to one strand each of A and D held tog.

Next Row (RS): K1, beg with Row 1 work in Ripple Pattern and Stripe Sequence to last st, k1 - 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) Ripple Pattern reps at the end of this row.

Keeping first and last st in Garter st (k every row), continue in Ripple Pattern and Stripe Sequence until piece measures 17 1/2 (17 1/2, 17 1/2, 17 1/2, 18) in.

(44.5 (44.5, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5) cm), end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.



Shape Armholes Place markers between each 11-st pattern rep.

When binding off for the underarm shaping, work sts on each edge that are not in a complete pattern rep in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Bind off 5 (6, 8, 9, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 2, 2) rows.

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 4, 2, 2) rows.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 (2, 4, 4, 4) rows.

Bind off 1 st at beg of next 10 (12, 10, 10, 14) rows - 56 (61, 66, 73, 76) sts rem after all bind-offs complete.Work even (without increasing or decreasing) in Ripple Pattern and Stripe Sequence until armhole measures 7 1/2 (8, 8, 8 1/2, 8 1/2) in.

(19 (20.5, 20.5, 21.5, 21.5) cm, end with a WS row.



Shape Neck and Shoulders Mark center 18 (19, 20, 21, 24) sts.

Next Row (RS): Work as established to marker for first shoulder; place center 18 (19, 20, 21, 24) sts on holder for neck; join a 2nd pair of yarn balls and work as established to end of row for 2nd shoulder.

Work both shoulders at same time, with separate balls of yarn.

Note: Neck shaping overlaps with shoulder shaping.

The neck shaping will not be complete when the shoulder shaping beg.

When armhole measures 8 1/2 (9, 9, 9 1/2, 9 1/2) in.

(21.5 (23, 23, 24, 24) cm), continue working the neck shaping and AT THE SAME TIME beg the shoulder shaping.

Shape neck Bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once.

Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge once.

Bind off 1 st at each neck edge twice.

AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 8 1/2 (9, 9, 9 1/2, 9 1/2) in.

(21.5 (23, 23, 24, 24) cm), shape shoulders.

Shape shoulders Bind off 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) sts at beg of next 4 (4, 4, 2, 2) rows.Bind off 0 (0, 0, 10, 10) sts at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 2, 2) rows.



FRONTWork same as Back until piece measures about 18 (18, 18, 18, 18 1/2) in.

(45.5 (45.5, 45.5, 45.5, 47) cm), end with a WS row.

Note: You will have worked about 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) of the armhole shaping.



Shape Neck and Shoulders Mark center 8 (9, 10, 11, 14) sts.

Next Row (RS): Continue armhole shaping, work to marker for first shoulder; place next 8 (9, 10, 11, 14) sts on holder; join a 2nd pair of yarn balls and work to end of row for 2nd shoulder.

Work both sides at once with separate balls of yarn.

Note: Neck shaping overlaps with completion of armhole shaping.

The armhole shaping will not be complete when the neck shaping beg.

Continue to shape armholes in same way as Back and AT THE SAME TIME beg the neck shaping.

Shape neck Bind off at each neck edge 3 sts once.

Bind off 2 sts at each neck edge once.

Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 4 times.

Dec 1 st at neck edge every 4 rows twice.

Dec 1 st at neck edge every 6 rows once - 12 (14, 16, 19, 19) sts rem for each side.

Continue even until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9, 9, 9 1/2, 9 1/2) in.

(21.5 (23, 23, 24, 24) cm), end with a WS row.

Shape shoulders Bind off 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) sts at beg of next 4 (4, 4, 2, 2) rows.Bind off 0 (0, 0, 10, 10) sts at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 2, 2) rows.



FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Neck Edging From RS and with one strand each of A and B held tog, beg at left shoulder, and pick up and k37 (39, 39, 41, 41) sts evenly spaced along left front edge, k8 (9, 10, 11, 14) front neck sts from holder, 37 (39, 39, 41, 41) sts evenly spaced along right front edge, 10 sts evenly spaced along right back edge, k18 (19, 20, 21, 24) back neck sts from holder, and 10 sts evenly spaced along left back edge - 120 (126, 128, 134, 140) sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Purl 1 rnd.

Knit 1 rnd.

Purl 1 rnd.Bind off as if to knit.



Armhole Edging From RS and with one strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and k92 (96, 96, 100, 100) sts evenly spaced along armhole.

Knit 3 rows.

Bind off as if to knit.

Rep on other armhole.Seam sides including armhole edging, leaving 4 1/2 in.

(11.5 cm) above lower edge open for side slit.



Side Slit Edging With one strand each of A and D held tog, pick up and k23 sts evenly spaced along one edge of side slit.

Knit 3 rows.

Bind off as if to knit.

Rep edging on other edge of side slit.

Overlap the front edge on each side over the back edge and sew tog at top of opening.

Rep on other side slit.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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