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Openwork Tunic Top
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: kkc-tunic

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished garment measures 40 (44, 48, 52)".
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: (applied Jan 13, 2010)
Row 11: K 2 1, *ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, k 3; rep from * across, end last rep with k 2tog K1.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

760-100 Lion Cotton Yarn: White

Crisp clean white.


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 41.94
Alternative Quantity: (6, 7, 8)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60

Additional Materials
Size 7 (4.50 mm) 29-inch circular needles
GAUGE:
18 sts * 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] 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:
PATTERN STITCHES

Eyelet Pat #1:

Rows 1 & 5 (RS): K 1, *k2tog, yo twice, ssk; rep from * across, end k 2.
Rows 2, 4, & 6: K 1, p in each st and in each double yo (p 1 from front and p 1 from back) across row.
Row 3: K 1, yo, ssk, *k2tog, yo twice, ssk; rep from * across, end k2tog, yo, k 2.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: K 1, *p 1, k1; rep from * across.
Rows 9-10: Work in seed st (k all p sts, p all k sts).



Eyelet Pat #2:

Row 1 (RS): K 5, *k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, ssk, k 3; rep from * across, end last rep k 5.
Rows 2 & all even rows: K 1, p to last st, k 1.
Row 3: K 6, *yo, sl 1-k2tog-psso, yo, k 5; rep from * across, end last rep k 6.
Row 5: K 5, *ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, k 3; rep from * across, end last rep k 5.
Row 7: K 1, *k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, ssk, k 3; rep from * across, end last rep k 1.
Row 9: K 2, *yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k 5; rep from * across, end last rep k 2.
Row 11: K 1, *ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, k 3; rep from * across, end last rep with k 1.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Rows 13-18: Rep Rows 1-6.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK: With straight knitting needles, cast on 95 (103, 111, 119) sts.



Row 1: K 1, *p 1, k 1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P 1, *k 1, p 1; rep from * across.
Rows 3-7: Rep Rows 1 & 2.
Row 8 (WS): K 1, p to last st, k 1.
**Row 9: K 1, *p 1, k 1; rep from * across.
Rows 10-11: Work in seed, st (k all p sts, p all k sts).
Row 12: Rep Row 8.



Work Rows 1-10 of Eyelet Pat #1.

Work Rows 1-18 of Eyelet Pat #2.**

Work 2 rows stock st.

Rep from ** to ** for pat until piece meas 16 (16, 16, 17) inches from beg.

Shape armholes: Keeping to pat, bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows -- 87 (95, 103, 111) sts.

Cont even in pat until armholes meas 8 (9, 10, 11)".

Shape shoulders: Keeping to pat, bind off 26 (30, 34, 38) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Place rem 35 sts on a holder for back neck.

FRONT: Work same as back to underarm.

Shape armholes/neck: Next Row: Bind off first 4 sts, work over next 43 (47, 51, 55) sts, bind off next st, work to end of row.

Next Row: Bind off first 4 sts, work to bound-off st.

Turn.

Work on right half only, leaving rem sts on holder.

Dec Row: K 1, ssk, work in pat as est to end of row.

Next Row: P or work in est pat to last 3 sts, p 3.

Rep dec row every 2nd row 11 more times, then every 4th row 5 times.

Work 2 sts at neck edge in stock st and rem sts in est pat until armhole meas 8 (9, 10, 11)".

Bind off rem 26 (30, 34, 38) sts.

PU sts on holder and work left half as foll: Dec Row: Work in est pat to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.

Rep this dec row every 2nd row 11 more times, then every 4th row 5 times.

Work 2 sts at neck edge in stock st and rem sts in est pat until armhole meas 8 (9, 10, 11)".

Bind off rem 26 (30, 34, 38) sts.



SLEEVES: With straight knitting needles, cast on 47 sts.

Work pat as for back until 2" from beg.

Work Eyelet Pat #2 (centering pat); AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st 1 st inside first and last st on next row, then every 8 (6, 6, 6) rows 10 (10, 6, 7) times, then every 4th row 4 (5, 13, 13) times -- 77 (79, 87, 89) sts.

Work even until piece meas 20 (20 1/4, 21, 21)" from beg.

Do not bind off.

Leave sts on a holder.



FINISHING: Sew right shoulder seam.

Neckband: Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn over top of neckline on left shoulder, using circular needles, PU and k 38 (42, 44, 46) sts along right front neck edge to center of V, PU and k bound-off st of V, then PU and k 38 (42, 44, 46) sts along left front neck edge to shoulder seam, PU and k 35 sts from back left holder.

Do not join; work back and forth on circular needles.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K 1, (ssk, yo) to center 3 sts, (sl 2 tog-k 1-p2sso), (yo, k2tog) to last st, end k 1.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K 2, (yo, k2tog) to center 3 sts, (sl 2 tog-k 1-p2sso), (ssk, yo) to last 2 sts, k 2.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K 2, (p 1, k 1) to center 3 sts, (sl 2 tog-k1-p2sso), (k 1, p 1) to end of row.

Row 8: K the k sts, p the p sts.

Row 9: Rep Row 7.

Row 8: K and bind off all sts.

Sew left shoulder/neckband seam.

Graft sts of sleeve to armhole edge.

Steam press entire piece.

Join 4 bound-off armhole sts to top of sleeve seam, then cont to seam sleeves to end.

Sew side seams.

Steam seams open.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
k2tog = knit 2 together
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
slip1-k1-psso = slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over
St st = Stockinette stitch
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k1b = knit 1 in the row below
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
pat = pattern
psso = pass slipped stitch over
PU = pick up
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
ssk = slip, slip, knit
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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