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Fan Lace Tunic
Lion Brand® Pound of Love®
Pattern Number: L32215B Knit this lacey tunic with just one ball of Pound of Love; perfect for layering over shirts or turtlenecks. Click here to see it in another colorway.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Adult (Multiple Sizes)
S/M (L, 1-2X) Finished Bust About 42 (53, 64) in. (106.5 (134.5, 162.5) cm) Finished Length 28 (29, 30) in. (71 (73.5, 76) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

550-099 Pound of Love Yarn: Antique White Soft cream
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. over Fan Lace pattern. 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:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together – 1 st decreased.



PATTERN STITCHES Fan Lace (multiple of 11 sts) Row 1 and all WS Rows: Purl.

Row 2: *Ssk, k3 tbl, yo, k1, yo, k3 tbl, k2tog; rep from * to end of row.

Row 4: *Ssk, k2 tbl, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2 tbl, k2tog; rep from * to end of row.

Row 6: *Ssk, k1 tbl, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1 tbl, k2tog; rep from * to end of row.

Row 8: *Ssk, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) 3 times, yo, k2tog; rep from* to end of row.

Rep Rows 1-8 for Fan Lace pattern.



Moss Stitch (multiple of 2 sts) Rows 1 and 2: *K1, p1; rep from * across.

Rows 3 and 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1-4 for Moss st.

NOTES:
1.

Tunic is worked in 2 pieces: Front and Back.

2.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

3.

Front and Back are worked in Fan Lace pattern with Moss st side borders, Lower edges are worked in K1, p1 Rib between the Moss st side borders.

4.

When you see "as established" in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st ensuring that the sts line up as in previous rows and maintaining the stitch count.

5.

Front is divided for neck, then each side is worked with a separate ball of yarn.

For the 2 smallest sizes, wind about 15 yd.

(14 m) of yarn into a small ball and set aside before beginning the Front.

6.

Stitches for the neck edging are picked up around the neck and worked in K1, p1 Rib.

7.

Sides of the Tunic are seamed just below armholes, then left unseamed to lower edge, creating side slits.

If desired, you may seam the sides completely.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK Beg at lower edge, with longer circular needle, cast on 83 (105, 127) sts.

Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working with straight needles.

Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: (K1, p1) 4 times for Moss st edge, place marker (pm), k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 8 sts, pm, (p1, k1) 4 times for Moss st edge.

Row 3: (K1, p1) 4 times, slip marker (sm), p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to marker, sm, (p1, k1) 4 times.

Row 4: (P1, k1) 4 times, sm, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to marker, sm, (k1, p1) 4 times.

Row 5: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across, slipping markers as you come to them.

Row 6: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across, slipping markers as you come to them.

Rows 7-9: Rep Rows 3-5.

Increase Row: (K1, p1) 4 times, sm, k1, (p1, k1) 16 (21, 27) times, pfb, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to next marker, sm, (p1, k1) 4 times - 84 (106, 128) sts.

Beg Fan Lace Pattern Row 1 (WS): (K1, p1) 4 times, sm, p1, work Row 1 of Fan Lace pattern to 1 st before next marker, p1, sm, (p1, k1) 4 times.

Row 2: (P1, k1) 4 times, sm, k1, work next row of Fan Lace pattern to 1 st before next marker, k1, sm, (k1, p1) 4 times.

Row 3: (P1, k1) 4 times, sm, p1, work next row of Fan Lace pattern to 1 st before next marker, p1, sm, (k1, p1) 4 times.

Row 4: (K1, p1) 4 times, sm, k1, work next row of Fan Lace pattern to 1 st before next marker, k1, sm, (p1, k1) 4 times.

Row 5: (K1, p1) 4 times, sm, p1, work next row of Fan Lace pattern to 1 st before next marker, p1, sm, (p1, k1) 4 times.

Keeping first and last 8 sts in Moss st and sts between markers in Fan Lace pattern, rep last 4 rows until piece measures 28 (29, 30) in.

(71 (73.5, 76) cm) from beg.

Bind off.
Note: Before beginning the Front for the 2 smallest sizes, wind about 15 yd.

(14 m) of yarn into a small ball and set aside, to be used when shaping the neck.



FRONT Work same as Back until piece measures 26 (27, 28) in.

(66 (68.5, 71) cm) from beg, 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 Neck Row 1 (RS): Work in Moss st as established to marker, sm, k1, work in Fan Lace pattern as established over next 27 (37, 47) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 14 (16, 18) sts for front neck, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to 1 st before next marker, k1, sm, work in Moss st as established to end of row - 35 (45, 55) sts on each side.

Both sides are now worked at the same time using a separate ball of yarn for each side.

Row 2: On first side, work in Moss st as established to marker, sm, p1, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off first 3 sts, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to 1 st before marker, p1, sm, work in Moss st as established to end of row.

Row 3: On first side, work in Moss st as established to marker, sm, k1, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off first 3 sts, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to 1 st before next marker, k1, sm, work in Moss st as established to end of row - 32 (42, 52) sts on each side.

Row 4: On first side, work in Moss st as established to marker, sm, p1, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to end of side; on 2nd side, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to 1 st before marker, p1, sm, work in Moss st as established to end of row.

Row 5: On first side, work in Moss st as established to marker, sm, k1, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to 1 st before marker, k1, sm, work in Moss st as established to end of row - 31 (41, 51) sts on each side.

Rows 6 and 7: Rep last 2 rows - 30 (40, 50) sts on each side.

Row 8: On first side, work in Moss st as established to marker, sm, p1, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to end of side; on 2nd side, work in Fan Lace pattern as established to 1 st before marker, p1, sm, work in Moss st as established to end of row.

Rep last row until piece measures same length as Back.

Bind off.

FINISHING Seam shoulders.

Place markers on sides of Front and Back, 8 (9, 10) in.

(20.5 (23, 25.5) cm) down from shoulder seams.

Seam sides of Front and Back below markers for about 3 (4, 4) in.

(7.5 (10, 10) cm) or as desired.

Leave remainder of sides unseamed to create side slits.

Neck Edging From RS with shorter circular needle, beg at either shoulder, pick up and k70 (76, 80) sts evenly spaced around neck.

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 and being careful not to twist sts.

Rnds 1-3: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Bind off loosely.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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