From Interweave Knits, Spring 2006:
Veronik Avery intends this tunic to work as an accessory as well as a piece of clothing. The lace pattern - intentionally simply - allows the color of an underlayer to peel through. The twisted straps, which thread through casings, can be replaced by leather cord, I-cord, or any material that will fit through the openings. If you'd like to belt in the tunic, Veronik offers instructions for making a matching corded tie.