Ischia by Linda Wilgus
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Ischia

Knitting
August 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
520 - 1400 yards (475 - 1280 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X and 3X
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Seamless, free-flowing and quick to knit, Ischia is a versatile tunic top perfect for early Fall: wear it as is if you live in a warmer climate or layer with a long-sleeve shirt or boyfriend cardigan if you’re in a colder location. The top is worked from the top down: first the ribbed yoke is worked flat and folded over, then stitches are picked up along the bottom of the yoke and the body is worked in the round from there. The stitches at a large gauge for a DK-weight yarn are fairly loose, creating a flowing garment with lots of movement. There is an easy-to-work Lacy Leaf pattern down the center front and a deep scoop neck with roll collar that is worked last, after picking up stitches along the neckline. The rounded shape of the lower back is created with short rows.

SIZE
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size S).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference: 30.5 (34.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5) inches or 77.5 (87.5, 98, 108, 118, 202, 138.5) cm.
Choose a bust size that is 0.5-1.5 inches or 1.5-4cm larger than your bust measurement.
Length from shoulders (in front): 25.25 (26, 26.25, 26.5, 27, 27.25, 27.75) inches or 64 (66, 66.5, 67.5, 68.5, 68.5, 70.5) cm.
For more measurements, please see the schematic on page 7.

YARN USED TO MAKE TUNIC TOP PICTURED
Araucania Ulmo Solid 100% cotton; 202yd/185m per 100g skein; color: #760; 3 (3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins.

MATERIALS NEEDED
DK weight yarn, amounts per size similar to amounts listed above for the top pictured.
Approximate yardage: 520 (590, 710, 835, 1025, 1180, 1400) yds or 475 (540, 650, 765, 935, 1080, 1280) m.
29-inch US #8/5mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
24-inch US #8/5mm circular needle or same size as 29-inch circular needle used.
4 stitch markers.
Darning needle.

GAUGE
16 sts/22 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch after blocking.

TECHNIQUES
Short rows.
Simple lace knitting.
Increasing and decreasing.
Picking up stitches.

PATTERN NOTES
The tunic top is worked from the top down. First the ribbed yoke is worked flat and folded over, then stitches are picked up along the bottom of the yoke on the back and the body is worked in the round from there. Increases on the body create the shape, which widens towards the bottom hem. The rounded lower back is shaped with short rows and the roll collar is worked last, after picking up stitches along the neckline.