Color Block Tunic by Donna Estin
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Color Block Tunic

Knitting
August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1760 - 3040 yards (1609 - 2780 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizes
Women’s XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X) Shown in Size S

Finished Measurements
Chest at underarm: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”/81 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm
Hips at widest point: 44 (46, 50, 54, 58, 63)”/112 (117, 127, 137, 147, 163) cm
Length: 30 (31, 32, 33.5, 35, 37)”/76 (79, 81, 85, 89, 94) cm

Materials and Equipment
Hikoo KENZIE (50g, 160yds, 50% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca, 5% Silk Noils) in the following colors:
Color A # 1023 Wombat 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
Color B # 1000 Pavlova 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
Color C # 1011 Tamarillo 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins

Size 5 (3.75mm) needles
Size 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular needle
Size 7 (4.5mm ) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Cable Needle
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker
Waste Yarn

Gauge 20 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10cm over Stockinette Stitch on larger needles

This easy-to-wear tunic provides just the right amount of coverage when wearing leggings. The dramatic color blocks provide a slimming profile and the lace waistband adds a feminine accent. The dual-colored cables on the sleeves twist the colors into eye-catching stripes. I wanted a longer design that would be easy to wear and fun to knit. Despite the longer length, the majority of the garment is worked in quick stockinette stitch, but it incorporates enough elements of change to hold the knitter’s interest.