Knit Oversize Tunic
450 (500) 500g of beige Metallico yarn (50% cotton, 50% polyacryl; 60m/50g);
175 (200) 225g of white Feelana yarn (70% mohair, 15% wool, 15% polyamide; 57m/25g);
50g of black Aerea yarn (25% wool, 20% mohair, 20% polyamide; 15% camel wool; 137m/25g);
Knitting needles 8;
Circular knitting needles 7.
Size: S (M) L.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls;
Wrong-side pattern: in RS row – purlst, in WS row – knit sts;
Pattern for placket: * 2 knit sts, 2 purls*.
Relief pattern: 6 sts wide. Work due to the scheme, on which only RS rows are stated, make WS rows and yarn overs as purls. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-10th rows, then, repeat 3rd-10th rows.
Stitches control: relief pattern: 10 sts x 12,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Note: work in 2 threads of yarn. Make plackets with Metallico + Aerea yarn, details – Metallico + Feelana.
Cast on 50 (54) 62 sts with Metallico + Aerea yarn and make 2 cm with pattern for placket between selvage sts. After that, work with Metallico + Feelana relief pattern, increase 0 (2) 0 sts in the 1st row. In 28 (26) 24 cm from placket, increase 0 (0) 2 x 1 st in every 2nd row from both sides, 3 (3) 2 x 2 sts and 1 x 6 sts. In 60 cm from placket, mark the central 26 (26) 28 sts for neck-hole and bind off all sts.
Make in the same way, as back, but for neck-hole, bind off the central 18 (18) 20 sts in 52 cm from placket and finish your work separately, bind off 1 x 2 sts and 2 x 1 st in every 2nd row. Bind off the rest sts of shoulder at the height of back.
Make shoulder seams. Cast on 80 (80) 84 sts along neck-hole with circular knitting needles and Metallico + Aerea yarn, make 4 circle rows with pattern for placket and bind off sts. Cast on 60 (64) 64 sts along the edges of sleeves, make 4 rows with pattern for placket, bind off all sts. Make side and sleeve seams.