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Apr '15

April Pattern of the Month – Espresso Tunic

Grand Junction Yarn Store

Tangle yarn store

Pattern by Christina Caspari
courtesy of Tangle, www.tangleonline.com
© 2015 Tangle, Inc., for non-commercial use only.

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Materials: 2 (S & M) 3 (L) 4 (XL) skeins Berroco Espresso, 32” circular needles US size 19, stitch marker, 3-4 stitch holders, extra needle in size 19 for 3 needle bind off
Gauge: 6 sts = 4” in garter stitch

Cast on 60 (70, 80, 90)
Bring work together, making sure stitches are not twisted, place marker for beginning of round.
Purl 2 rounds, knit 3 rounds.
*purl 1 round, knit 1 round* continue in this way from * to * until piece measures 22” (25”, 28”, 32” or desired length) finishing with a purl round.
Measure piece hanging off needle, not lying flat!

Work armholes for back:
Bind off 2 sts, knit 27 sts, turn, leaving the other 30 sts on needle for front of top to be worked later, or transfer to stitch holder.
Next row, bind off 2 sts, knit to end. Repeat these 2 (2, 3, 4) decrease rows 2 more times. 18 (23, 24, 30) sts
Knit 2 rows.

Work neck opening:
Knit 5 (6, 6, 7) stitches, bind off 8 (11, 12, 16) sts, knit to end. Knit 5 rows, place stitches on stitch holder. Attaching yarn on the wrong side row of the other 5 sts, knit 5 rows, place stitches on stitch holder.

Work the armholes and neck opening for front the same way. When all straps are worked bring right sides of matching straps together and work 3 needle bind off.
Weave in ends.

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