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Pacific Coast Tunic

Knitting
May 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
960 - 1440 yards (878 - 1317 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)

A unique construction technique features a short-row shaped side hem, raised seams, and graduated horizontal stripes that add up to a textured sleeveless tunic with figure-flattering architectural lines. Small decorative buttons are stitched into place to create attractive inverted pleats. Tencel tape yarn glides smoothly through the fingers, creating a soft garment that skims the body with beautiful drape and cool comfort.

Pacific Coast is worked in four pieces. Two center panels (front and back) are identical except in length. Each side panel is worked to the armhole in one piece, then divided and worked back and forth from the armhole to the shoulder. Raised seams add a decorative element.

The tunic’s center panels form the inside of both front and back pleats, and include basic shaping. Tunic sides include short-row hem shaping as well as decrease shaping from hip to bust.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
Finished width at bust = 33½ (36¾, 40¾, 44¾, 48, 52½, 56)” 85 (93.5, 103.5, 113.5, 122, 133.5, 142) cm
Finished width at hips = 41½ (44¾, 48¾, 52¾, 56, 60½, 64)” 105.5 (113.5, 124, 134, 142, 153.5, 162.5) cm
Tunic is designed to be worn with 2” of positive ease. Tunic shown measures 36¾” (93.5 cm).

Materials
Prism Tencel Tape 100% Tencel™; 120 yds 110 m/2 oz (56 g): color #312. 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins”.
US 8 (5 mm) 29” (74 cm) or longer circular and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
US 8 (5 mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge, optional
Stitch markers
Four stitch holders
Tapestry needle
US G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook
Five ½” (13 mm) diameter decorative buttons.

GAUGE
20 sts and 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st, blocked.