I’m a huge fan of traditional colorwork, but I also love bold variations on traditional knitting practices. With that in mind, I’ve used a new super bulky yarn from our fall/winter lineup to dream up a hip-length tunic in big, modern colors. Knit from the top down in a circular, seamless construction, my tunic is a cozy layering piece that will pair perfectly with jeans and a long-sleeve tee. And because it’s sleeveless, it can be worn from fall through spring and still fit under winter coats, so style doesn’t have to be sacrificed to stay warm. Perhaps the best part is the near-instant gratification—all you need is an open schedule and approximately 11 hour-long episodes of your favorite show on Netflix to knit the entire sweater.
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Finished Size 33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 54)” bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 45″.
Yarn Berroco Macro, 50% wool, 40% acrylic, 10% alpaca; 112yds/250g: #6734 Moose (MC), 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins; #6746 Puffin Beak (CC1), #6753 Great Auk (CC2), #6715 Polar Night (CC3), and #6744 Snowy Owl Eyes (CC4), 1 skein each.
Needles Size 15 (10 mm) circular needle (see note on choosing a length). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers; tapestry needle.
Gauge 8 sts and 10.5 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in colorwork pattern st; 7 sts and 10 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.
The Designer: Amy Palmer is the third wheel in a love triangle between the ease and simplicity of wearing only dark colors and the bold happiness that comes from wearing bright colors. The opportunities when all parties can be appeased are cherished. As Media Director for Berroco Yarn, Amy spends her day spreading her love of yarn around the internet. In her spare time, she can be found at live music shows or arguing with her cat. For questions about this pattern please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.Pin It