Houndstooth Tunic


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Houndstooth Tunic Style No. 6722

SIZES: Directions are for size 14. Changes for sizes 16 & 18 are in parentheses.

GAUGE: 7 sts. to 2 ins. and 4 rows to one inch measured over the pattern on No. 13 needles, or any size that will give the correct gauge.

MEASUREMENTS: Tunic will fit a bust size of 34 (36-38) ins.; width all round lower edge, 43 (45½-47½) ins.; length from shoulder at armhole edge, 28 (28¾-29½) ins.

MATERIALS: Phentex Yarn, 3 ply, 2 (3-3) 4-oz. skeins of Orange (MC), and 2 (2-2) 4-oz. skeins of White (CC); one pair of No. 10½, No. 11 & No. 13; 7 inch MC neck zipper; 2 st-holders.

PATTERN STITCH: Multiple of 4 plus 2.

1st row: With CC * k.3, with right hand needle as if to p. lift the 2nd st. on left hand needle over onto right hand needle, the first st., will be passed thro’ the 2nd st. as it is lifted over – this will be reffered to as “cross one”. Rep. from * to last 2 sts., k.2.

2nd row: With CC, p.

3rd row: With MC, * cross one, k.3. Rep. from * to last st., k.1.

4th row: With MC, p. Rep. these 4 rows for pattern.

B A C K:

Begin at the lower edge. Using No. 10½ needles and MC cast on 74 (78-82) sts. P. one row, k. one row, p. one row, k. one row, p. one row, k. one row.

Change to No. 13 needles and p. the following row. Join on CC, and continue in pattern-st., dec. one st. both sides of work every 2 ins. until 62 (66-70) sts. remain. Place a marker at side edge.

Change to No. 11 needles and work a further 4 ins. from marker. Change back to No. 13 needles and continue until work measures 20 (20½-21) ins. from beginning, finishing after a wrong side row.

To shape the armholes, bind off 3 (4-4) sts. at the beginning of the next 2 rows, then dec. one st. at both ends of every other row until 50 (54-56) sts. remain, finishing after a wrong side row.

Now divide for the zipper opening. Next row: Pattern across 25 (27-28) sts., join on another skein of yarn and continue over the remaining 25 (27-28) sts. Working both sides at the same time, continue until the armholes measures 8 (8¼-8½) ins. on the straight, finishing at side, armhole edge.

To shape shoulders, bind off 6 (7-7) sts. at beginning of next 2 rows, then 7 (7-8) sts. at the beginning, armhole edge, of the following alternate row. Place the remaining 12 (13-13) sts. of each side onto st-holders.


F R O N T:
Begin at the lower edge. Using No. 13 needles and MC yarn, cast on 78 (82-86) sts. and work exactly as for the back, except that you will have 4 more sts. on the needles, until the work measures 20 (20½-21) ins. from the beginning, finishing after a wrong side row.

To shape the armholes, bind off 4 (5-5) sts. at the beginning of the next 2 rows, then dec. one st. both each end of every other row until 50 (52-54) sts. remain.

Continue on these sts. until the armholes measure 5½ (5¾-5¾) ins. on the straight, finishing after a wrong side row.

To shape the neck – Next row: Pattern across 16 (17-18) sts., place the centre 18 sts. on a st-holder, join on another skein of yarn and work the remaining 16 (17-18) sts. Working both sides at the same time, dec. one st. at neck edge on every other row 3 times, 13 (14-15) sts. Continue on these sts. until armholes measure 8½ (8¼-8½) ins. on the straight, finishing at side, armhole, edge.

To shape shoulders, bind off 6 (7-7) sts. at beginning of next row, work one more row and bind off remaining 7 (7-8) sts.


FINISHING:

Pin pieces out to measurements and cover with a damp cloth. Holding a steam iron about 2 ins. above pieces, pass lightly over allowing only the steam to pass thro’ the damp cloth. Leave pinned out to dry. Join shoulder seams.

Neck Trim: With the wrong side of work facing you and using No. 10½ needles and MC, k. across 12 (13-13) sts. of one side of back neck; pick up and k. 9 sts. from side of neck; then k. across the 18 sts. left for front neck; then pick up 9 sts. along other side of neck; then the remaining 12 (13-13) sts. of the other side of back neck. 60 (62-62) sts. on needle.

** K. one row, p. one row, k. one row, p. one row, k. one row. Bind off purlwise.

Armhole Trim: With the wrong side of work facing you and using No. 10½ needles and MC, pick up and k. 60 (63-66) along each armhole edge. Work as neck trim from ** to **.

Pocket Trim: Using No. 10½ needles and MC, cast on 21 (21-22) sts. and work in stockinnette-st. for 1½ ins. Bind off. Make another piece the same.

Join the side seams, roll trim at neck, armholes and lower edge forward and slip st. in place. Roll pocket trim in the same way, and sew in position as illustrated in the photograph.

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