A R I A by Justine Turner
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March 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 875 yards (400 - 800 m)
2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10) years

Aria is a fun tunic worked in stocking stitch in the round. It has a cute pocket and rib accents at neck and armholes.

There are multiple sizes which make it a long lasting versatile garment that can be worn in autumn, winter and spring.

When it comes to the armholes I have suggested you use DPNs, but please use your favourite method of working small circumferences in the round.

If you search “magic loop” or “2 circulars” on www.youtube.com you will find a variety of excellent video tutorials.

I have include a photo tutorial illustrating my way of casting on provisionally.

Please use the “child chest” measurement to decide which size to knit, you can adjust the length from ribbing to underarm to suit your child.

Actual chest (child)
50.5 (55, 57.5, 60, 62.5, 66.5, 70) cm
20 (21.5, 22.5, 23.5, 24.5, 26, 27.5) in

Yarn: Skeinz “Prism” organic DK 104 metres (114 yards) per 50g
(1.76 ounce) ball (www.skeinz.com)
2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls each in main colour (MC) and contrast colour (CC)

Needles: 3.25mm/US3 circular needles, 50 (50, 60, 60, 60, 72, 72)cm/20 (20, 24, 24, 24, 29, 29) in
4mm/US6 circular needles in same length.
3.25mm DPNS
(Or size required to achieve gauge)

Accessories: darning needle, 3 st markers, 3 st holders or scrap yarn. Spare circular needle for pocket sts.
Crochet hook for cast on - similar size to smaller needle.

Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows = 10 cm over stocking st using larger needles.

Note: all measurements are in centimetres; for inches multiply by 2.54.

Thanks to my testknitters Debbie (scubaknit) and Helen (purplefish) on Ravlelry, and tech editor Jaya Purswani.