Smocked Empire Tunic and Micro Sweater by Betsy Farquhar

Smocked Empire Tunic and Micro Sweater

April 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 2100 yards (914 - 1920 m)
s, m, l, xl
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This pattern includes instructions for two different women’s sweaters. Both sweaters use four panels of cabled smocking to create a cozy, elastic fit. Minimal shaping is required- the cable panels create the drape all by themselves. The tunic features bracelet length, slightly belled sleeves, and a raw neckline. Optional short rows create a longer silhouette in back, making this sweater the perfect accompaniment to leggings. The micro sweater is a versatile layering piece. Both sweaters use raglan shaping, and are knit in the round from the top down, with the sleeves added last by knitting from held stitches.

if you wish to substitute yarn- notice that the manufacturer describes the yarn used as “worsted”.. but i would describe it as DK or light worsted.

sizes: Bust: 34 (36, 38, 41) in