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Flying Trapeze Lace Tunic

Knitting
August 2009
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
375 - 550 yards (343 - 503 m)
S, M, L, XL instructions given to customize fit
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD
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Inspired by fluttering costumes of trapeze performers, this cozy and comfortable, yet light and airy Trapeze line Flutter Sleeve Tunic is the ideal layering piece! Great to throw on over yoga clothes, or as a casual back-to-school sweater, the Aran yarn and lace stitching makes this a super speedy knit… Knit in the round, “Flying Trapeze” features a modified traditional lace stitch body, with a sweet scooping ballet neck and wide set shoulder, soft flutter sleeves, and an oversize bottom hem to add to the flattering tunic line. This top-down, seamless sweater can be knit to a shorter length to be worn with jeans or a few inches longer to be worn layered over leggings or cigarette pants. It works well with either a camisole or long sleeved shirt underneath, and has a free and unrestricted bust area to allow for better layering. Instructions for altering size and fit are given, please read entire pattern before you begin to ensure you are knitting the tunic to be styled as you like it!

I have always loved this old song--
” Oh, he floats through the air with the greatest of ease,
This daring young man on the flying trapeze;
His actions are graceful, all girls he does please,
My love he has purloined away.”

Size on model is L. A big thank you to my beautiful ballet student Kiersten for modeling this for me :)

HELPFUL HINT: Blocking is very important to the shape of this piece-- wool and wool blends will give you the best shaping

This pattern is available for sale both here on Ravelry, and in my No Two Snowflakes Etsy shop, where I also sell other patterns, hand dyed yarns and fibers!