Lawrence by Melissa LaBarre


January 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1025 - 1595 yards (937 - 1458 m)
34¼ (38¾, 43, 47½, 52, 56½)" circumference at chest
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LaBarre’s textured tunic takes advantage of Shelter’s wonderful garter stitch fabric – creating a soft and spongy fabric that is wonderful to cuddle up in. The garment is worked circularly from the top down and makes for a knitter-friendly experience with minimal finishing. We love the cozy cowl neck and the welted trim details. An offset columnar lace insertion adorns both front and back, and keeps the garter stitch rounds from becoming monotonous.

The cowl is worked first, then stitches are picked up from the cowl and Tunic is worked in the round from the top down. Stitches are transferred to waste yarn for the sleeves and the Body is continued in the round to the hem. The sleeves are worked after completion of the Body.

Approximately 1025 (1130, 1230, 1335, 1455, 1595) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% US Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
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Working Gauge: 18 stitches & 32 rounds = 4” in Garter Stitch worked in the round with Gauge Needle before blocking
Finished Gauge: 18 stitches & 28 rounds = 4” in Garter Stitch worked in the round with Gauge Needle after blocking

One 16” circular, one 32” circular and one set of four or five double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed Suggested: US 8 (5 mm)

34¼ (38¾, 43, 47½, 52, 56½)“ circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 34¼” with 0” ease on model

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.