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Sophie Tunic

Knitting
May 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Circular Sophie Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
353 - 643 yards (323 - 588 m)
2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
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This charming tunic is simply perfect for all the young ladies in your life. Soft, flowery cables adorn the bodice with hints of lace and delightful in texture. Delicate crochet chains decorate the armholes, while the fun length gives just enough twirling room! It’s named after my own little Sophie (the model) and compliments her sweetly feminine childhood.

My patterns are filled with beautiful photos, easy to read text, eye-catching layout, and everything you need to know in order to complete the project. Sophie Tunic has written instructions, but the stitch patterns themselves are only charted. Also note that measurements are provided in standard and metric units.

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skill level
Intermediate

sizes
2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years

finished measurements
Bust Circumference: 20 1/4 (23, 25 1/2, 25 1/2, 28)” / 51.5 (58.5, 65, 65, 71) cm
Total Length: 16 1/4 (17 1/4, 18, 19 1/2, 21)” / 41.5 (44, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5) cm
Intended to fit with -.75 / -2cm negative ease to .5 / 1.5cm positive ease. Shown in size 6.

yarn
353 (410, 468, 549, 643) yds / 323 (374, 429, 502, 588) m DK, CYC #1
Sample shown in: Baah! Sonoma (234 yds / 214 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g ball; 100% Superwash Merino): Pretty in Pink, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.

needles
Size 7 US (4.5 mm) 24-inch / 61 cm circular needles
Size 5 US (3.75 mm) 24-inch / 61 cm circular needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct finished gauge.

notions
tapestry needle, size F/3.75mm crochet hook

finished gauge
22 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Circular Sophie Stitch with smaller needles.
18 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Circular Stockinette St with larger needles.
Please note that gauge is after washing and blocking. Changes to gauge result in changes to size and yarn requirements.

pattern notes
To be able to knit this pattern, you must be proficient in all basic skills, be able to read stitch pattern charts (the stitch patterns are only charted), and comfortable with cables and yarn overs.
This tunic is worked in the round from the bottom up, then separated at the bodice and worked flat. All lengths indicated are finished, blocked lengths.
Instructions are given for the smallest size with larger in parenthesis. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

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