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Cabled Tunic

The Art of Seamless Knitting
Knitting
May 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1050 - 1890 yards (960 - 1728 m)
Tunic shown measures 32 3/4" (83 cm)

This versatile tunic follows classic top-down construction--beginning at the neck, the yoke is worked downward to the armholes, with cable patterns centered on the front and back. A small motif from the front, centered on the reverse-stockinette background of the sleeves, ties the elements together in pleasing overall balance. Waist and hip shaping worked in the reverse-stockinette sections between cables results in a slimming hourglass silhouette. For the three largest sizes, there is an option for introducing additional cable patterns to fill in what would otherwise be large expanses of reverse stockinette.