Keyhole Tunic

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Keyhole Tunic

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Beautiful keyhole-neck tunic features cable patterning and relaxed, easy style. Sizes XS-XL (32-40 in/81 to 102 cm bust). Shown in Patons Classic Wool #77115 New Denim, using 4 mm ( US 6) and 4.5 (US 7) knitting needles.

Sizes

XS
32 ins [81 cm]
36 ins [91.5 cm]
S
34 ins [86 cm]
38 ins [97 cm]
M
36 ins [91 cm]
40 ins [102 cm]
L
38 ins [97 cm]
42 ins [107 cm]
XL
40 ins [102 cm]
44 ins [112 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $72.39

Step 1:

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Size:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Bust Measurments
32 ins [81 cm]
Finished Measurments
36 ins [91.5 cm]

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Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Worsted | New Denim, 77115Edit Color
$50.94

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
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Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 29"

Size 6/4mm
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Bulky Cable Stitch Needle

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
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Aluminum Stitch Holder

3" 1/Pkg
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ButtonTHIS Solid Color Buttons 1" 4/Pkg

Baby Blue
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The materials for this project cost $72.39

Abbreviations

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.

Dec = decrease(ing)

pat = pattern

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust Measurments
XS 32 ins [81 cm]
S 34 ins [86 cm]
M 36 ins [91 cm]
L 38 ins [97 cm]
XL 40 ins [102 cm]
Finished Measurments
XS 36 ins [91.5 cm]
S 38 ins [97 cm]
M 40 ins [102 cm]
L 42 ins [107 cm]
XL 44 ins [112 cm]

MATERIALS

Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
SizesXSSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
New Denim (77115)
66789
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4 ½ mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 16 ins [41.5cm] long. Cable needle. 1 st holder. Button.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

FRONT
**With smaller needles, cast on 90 (94-98-102-106) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing 3 times more, inc 6 sts evenly across last row. 96 (100-104-108-112) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2 (4-5-6-8). Work 1st row of Panel Pat A across next 29 sts. K34 (34-36-38-38). Work 1st row Panel Pat B across next 29 sts. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: P2 (4-5-6-8). Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B across next 29 sts. P34 (34-36-38-38). Work 2nd row Panel Pat A across next 29 sts. Purl to end of row.
Panel Pats A and B are now in position.

Cont in pat until work from beg measures 16½ ins [42 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 (6-7-7-8) sts beg next 2 rows. 86 (88-90-94-96) sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and following alt rows 4 (5-5-6-7) times more. 76 (76-78-80-80) sts.**
Work 1 (1-1-1-3) row(s) even in pat.

Divide for Opening: Next row: (RS). Pat across 38 (38-39-40-40) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5 (-5½-6-6½) ins [12.5 (14-14-15-16.5) cm], ending with WS facing for next row.

Shape neck: Next row: Cast off 9 (9- 10-11-11) sts. Pat to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 7 rows, then on following alt rows twice. 20 sts.
Work 3 rows even in pat.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 10 sts beg next and following alt row. With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem 38 (38-39-40-40) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5 (-5½-6-6½) ins [12.5 (14-14-15-16.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape neck: Next row: Cast off 9 (9- 10-11-11) sts. Pat to end of row.
Work 1 row even in pat. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 7 rows, then on following alt rows twice. 20 sts.
Work 4 rows even in pat.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 10 sts beg next and following alt row.

BACK
Work from ** to ** as given for Front.

Cont even in pat until armhole measures 4 rows less than Front to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape back neck: Next row: Pat across 22 sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows. 20 sts.
Work 1 row even in pat.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 10 sts beg next and following alt row. With RS of work facing, slip next 32 (32-34-36-36) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and pat to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows. 20 sts.
Work 2 rows even in pat.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 10 sts beg next and following alt row.

SLEEVES
With larger needles, cast on 66 (66- 70-70-70) sts.
Work 8 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing, as given for Front, inc 5 (5-3-3-3) sts evenly across last row. 71 (71-73-73- 73) sts.

Proceed in pat as follows: 1st row: (RS). K21 (21-22-22-22). Work 1st row of Panel Pat A across next 29 sts. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: P21 (21-22-22-22). Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A across next 29 sts. Purl to end of row.
Panel Pat is now in position.

Cont even in pat until Sleeve from beg measures 3 ins [8 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following 8th (10th-12th-10th-12th) rows until there are 59 (61-61-63-65) sts.
Cont even in pat until Sleeve from beg measures 10 (10½-10½-11-11) ins [25.5 (26.5-26.5-28-28) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Keeping cont of pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and following 10th (10th-10th-12th-12th) rows until there are 67 (69-69-71-73) sts.
Cont even in pat until Sleeve from beg measures 17½ (18-18½-19-19) ins [44.5 (45.5-47-48-48) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape top: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 (3-4-4-4) sts beg next 2 rows. 63 (63-61-63-65) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and following alt rows until there are 53 (45-41-41-39) sts, then dec 1 st each end of needle on every row until there are 13 (13-13-15-15) sts. Cast off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves.

Neckband: With RS of work facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 28 sts up right front neck edge and 5 sts down right back neck edge. K32 (32-34-36-36) from Back st holder. Pick up and knit 5 sts up left back neck edge and 28 sts down left front neck edge. 98 (98-100-102- 102) sts.
Working back and forth across needle in rows, beg with a knit row, work 6 rows in reverse stocking st. Cast off knitways (WS). Place markers on side edges of neckband 3 rows down from cast off edge on each end.

Placket Edging: With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 52 sts along placket opening between markers on Neckband.
Next row: (WS). K2. Turn. Cast on 3 sts. Turn. Knit to end of row. Cast off purlways.

Fold Neckband in half to WS at markers and sew in position. Sew button to correspond to loop.