Hattara by Noora Eresmaa


June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
656 - 1356 yards (600 - 1240 m)
2y, 4y, 6y, 8y, 10y
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Hattara is a classic tunic with its stripes and single pocket, but just like little girls, it also surprises. The upper back lace panel adds both romance and colour - you can choose the yarns and colours to suit the little girl in your life.

Even though intarsia might be a scary word don’t worry; as long as you can keep the yarn balls/skeins separate it’s as easy as ‘normal’ knitting. Everything else is kept as simple as possible in this tunic: Hattara is worked seamlessly from the top down. The upper body is worked flat with shoulders shaped with raglan increases; after separating the sleeves from the body the tunic is joined to knit on the round. After finishing the body the sleeve stitches are picked up again and the sleeves are knitted in the round down to the cuffs.

To finish the buttonbands are knitted and the neck is finished with i-cord finishing. The last thing to knit, and the only thing to sew, is the pocket.

2y, 4y, 6y, 8y and 10 y.
Samples are shown in size 2y and 10y

Finished bust measurements
61 (66, 71, 76, 81) cm
24 26, 28, 30, 32) in
Tunic is intended to be worn with appr. 5 cm / 2.5 in positive ease

Approximately 400 (520, 640, 720, 880) m 440, (570, 700, 830, 960 yd in main colour and 200 (250, 300, 350, 400 m) 220 (280, 330, 390, 440) yd in contrast colour

3.5mm US 4 circular needle 80 cm 32 inches or longer, for the body and sleeves
3mm US 2.5 circular needle, for buttonband and neck finishing

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced

Artesano Yarns has kindly offered a discount for Hattara knitters: by purchasing the pattern you’ll get a code for a 10 % discount for Artesano Definition.