Cabled Tunic

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Cabled Tunic

designed by Susan Shildmyer
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The detailed cabling on this relaxed tunic makes this an elegant and comfortable piece. Knit in Caron's Simply Soft.

Sizes

S
40 ins
29 ins
M
44 ins
31 ins
L
47.5 ins
31 ins
XL
52 ins
32 ins
2XL
55.5 ins
32.5 ins
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Finished bust measurement
40 ins
Finished length measurement
29 ins

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Abbreviations

C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

RS = right side

Sl st = Slip stitch

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished bust measurement
S 40 ins
M 44 ins
L 47.5 ins
XL 52 ins
2XL 55.5 ins
Finished length measurement
S 29 ins
M 31 ins
L 31 ins
XL 32 ins
2XL 32.5 ins

MATERIALS

Tunic
Simply Soft
SizesSMLXL2XL 
Main Color (MC)
()
34556
One circular US size 9 (5.5 mm) needle, 36" long or size needed to obtain gauge. One circular US size 8 (5.0 mm) needle, 36" long. Cable needle (cn). Stitch markers. Stitch holders. Yarn needle

GAUGE

In Cable Patten using larger needle, 18 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10 cm. 3x3 Rib using smaller needle, 18 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

STITCHES USED
Stockinette stitch (St st)
Seed stitch (Seed st)
Garter stitch (Garter st)
3x3 Rib (multiple of 6 sts)
Row 1:  *K3, p3; repeat from * to end
Repeat Row 1 for 3x3 rib.
2x2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end
Repeat Row 1 for 2x2 rib.

NOTES
First and last stitch is worked in St st throughout for seaming.
Stitches between *’s are worked in garter st throughout, remaining stitches are worked as they face you.
HELPFUL HINT: Place marker (pm) between each Chart section.

BACK
Using smaller needle, cast on 86 (98, 104, 116, 122) sts. Do not join.
(RS) K1 (selvage st), work 3x3 rib to last st, k1 (selvage st).
(WS) P1, work 3x3 rib to last st, p1.
Continue as established until piece measures 3 (4, 4, 5, 5)" from beginning, end with a WS row. Change to larger needle.
(RS) Knit 1 row, inc 5 ( 2, 5, 3, 4) sts evenly across row -- 91 (100, 109, 119, 126) sts.
Establish Pattern:
(WS): Beginning with Row 1 of all charts, p1, work Row 1 of Chart A across 6 (6, 10, 6, 8) sts, k0 (1, 0, 0, 1), sl 1, p1 (2, 2, 2, 2), work Chart B across 18 (20, 20, 30, 30) sts, sl 1, *k3 (3, 4, 3, 4)*, sl 1,  p 1 (2, 2, 2, 2), work Chart C across 24 sts, p1 (2, 2, 2, 2),  sl 1, *k3 (3, 4, 3, 4)*, sl 1, p1 (2, 2, 2, 2), work chart B across 18 (20, 20, 30, 30) sts, sl 1, p1, work chart A across 6 ( 6, 10, 6, 8) sts, p1.
Continue as established until piece measures 19 ½ (20, 20 ¼, 20 ½, 20 ½)" from beginning, end with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
(RS) Maintaining established patterns, bind off 6 (7, 10, 11, 11) sts at beginning of next 2 rows— 79 (86, 89, 97, 104) sts. Work even until armhole measures 6 ½ (7, 7 ¾ , 8 ½, 9)"  from beginning of shaping, end with a WS row; place a marker (pm) each side of center 7 (6, 9, 9, 10) sts for neck.
Shape Neck
(RS) Work across to marker; place center sts on holder for neck, join a second ball of yarn and work to end. Working both sides at same time, at each neck edge, bind off, 6 (7, 6, 6, 9) sts once, 3 sts 3 (4, 3, 3, 3) times, then 2 sts 4 (3, 3, 4, 3) times – 13 (15, 19, 21, 23) sts remain for shoulder.
When piece measures 9 ½ (10, 10 ¾, 11 ½, 12)”  from the beginning of armhole shaping, bind off all sts in pattern.

FRONT
Work as for Back until piece measures 16 ¼ (17 ¼, 16, 16 ½, 17)" from beginning, end with a WS row; pm each side of center 1 (2, 1, 1, 2) sts.
Shape Neck and Armholes
(RS) Work across to marker; join a second ball of yarn, k2tog 0 (1, 0, 0, 1) times, place resulting center st on st holder, work to end. Working both sides at same time, at each neck edge, dec 1 st every other row  12 (11, 6, 4, 4) times then, every 3 rows 14 (16, 19, 23, 24) times; AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures same as back to armhole, shape armhole same as back. Work until piece measures same as back to shoulder, then bind off remaining 13 (15, 19, 21, 23) sts in pattern for shoulder.

SLEEVES
Note: Sleeves are worked from underarm seam to underarm seam, lower edge is picked up and worked down.
Right Sleeve
Using larger needle, cast on 37 (39, 42, 40, 42) sts. Note: This edge is the length of the sleeve. Do not join.
Establish Pattern (WS): Beginning with row 1 of all charts; p1, *k3 (3, 4, 3, 4)*, sl 1, p 1 ( 2, 2, 2, 2), work 24 sts of Chart C, p1 (2, 2, 2, 2), sl 1, *k3 (3, 4, 3, 4)*, sl 1, p 1 (1, 2, 2, 2).
Continue pattern as established, work even until piece measures 19 (20, 21½, 23, 24)" from beginning, end with a WS row. Note: This length is actually the width of the sleeve. Bind off all sts in pattern.
Lower Edge
With RS facing and smaller needle, pick up and k 86 (90, 94, 102, 106) sts along 19 (20, 21 ½, 23, 24)” length of sleeve. Do not join.
Row 1 (WS): P2, k2 to last 2 sts, end p2.
Row 2 (RS): Work sts as they face you.
Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 3 (3, 3, 3 ½, 3 ½)” from picked-up edge. Bind off loosely in pattern.
Left Sleeve
Using larger needle, cast on 37 (39, 42, 40, 42) sts. Do not join.
Establish Pattern (WS): Beginning with row 1 of all charts; p1, sl 1, *k3 (3, 4, 3, 4)*, sl 1, p 1 ( 2, 2, 2, 2), work 24 sts of Chart C, p1 (2, 2, 2, 2), sl 1, ,*k3 (3, 4, 3, 4)*, p 1 (1, 2, 2, 2).
Continue as for Right Sleeve and Lower Edge.

FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements.  Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves; sew sleeve and side seams.
Neck Edging:
With RS facing and smaller needle, beginning at right shoulder, pick up and k 46 (50, 50, 50, 46) sts along Back neck (including sts on holder), 60 (68, 72, 76, 76) sts along right Front, pm, k center st from holder, pm, pick up and k 60 (68, 72, 76, 76) sts along left Front, pm -- 167 (187, 195, 203, 199) sts. Join.
Next Rnd: (P2, k2), to 3 sts before marker, k1, k2tog, sm, k1, sm, ssk, k1, (p2, k2) to end.
Continue to work as established, decreasing 2 sts each side of center Front every rnd until piece measures 3 (3, 3, , 3½)” from picked-up edge.  Bind off all sts in pattern.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.