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Roam Tunic

Knitting
August 2012
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
820 - 1066 yards (750 - 975 m)
30½ (35½, 40½, 45¼, 50¼)* see notes
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Smooth, drapey alpaca streamlines the look of a cabled tunic. A slim fit and kangaroo pocket keep chunky cables modern. Piece is knit flat and seamed.

Finished Size 30½ (35½, 40½, 45¼, 50¼)” bust circumference. Tunic shown measures 30½”, modeled with negative ease.*

Yarn Alpaca with a Twist Big Baby (100% baby alpaca; 82 yd 75 m/3½ oz 100 g): #0094 harvest, 10 (10, 11, 12, 13) skeins.

Needles Body-sizes 10 (6 mm) and 10½ (6.5 mm): straight. Collar and sleeves-size 10 (6 mm): 16” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 13 sts and 17 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles; 15 sts and 20 rows = 4” in k2, p2 rib on smaller needles; 34 sts of Cable chart = 8½ ” wide.

Negative ease is recommended for the suggested yarn. If you are subbing the yarn with a 100% wool or other bouncy yarn please consider choosing a size closer to your actual measurements.