Two skein Noro tunic
June 8, 2012
June 13, 2012

Two skein Noro tunic

Project info
One size
Needles & yarn
US 9 - 5.5 mm
557 yards = 1.7 skeins
Noro Silk Garden Sock
98 yards in stash
1.7 skeins = 557.6 yards (509.8 meters), 170 grams

Using up 2 balls of Noro I bought at a discount earlier this year. I had intended to use it for a shawl but have so many shawls, I thought it would be good to make it into something else!

Simple raglan construction - c/o 88 sts on 5.5mm needles.
First 6 rounds of garter stitch then split into 28 sts each for front & back and 16 for each sleeve using stitch markers.

Increases until the sleeves were separated, as follows:
Row 1 - knit all sts slipping markers
Row 2 - (knit to 2 before marker, M1, K1, SM, K1, M1), repeat to end.
These two rows were repeated until the sleeve sections reached my armpits and then on the next row the sleeve stitches were put on spare cables.

Once sleeves were on holding cables, a marker was placed under each armpit and each 5th row was an increase row (as row 2 above but with KFB in place of the M1) to create a gentle A-line shaping.

After casting off the bottom with 6 rows of garter stitch there was enough yarn left for some short sleeves but I decided the length worked as it was so I just added the garter stitch border to each cap sleeve. As this is for layering and I have some tops with wide sleeves, I left the sleeve borders open (knit back and forth) to accomodate them and did a simple crochet edging to strengthen and neaten the underside (armpit) edge (see pic)

Note on sizing: I am 5’3” with a 42” chest and this comes to my hips with 1/3 of the second ball left.

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About this pattern
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About this yarn
by Noro
40% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Nylon, 10% Mohair
328 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: June 9, 2012
  • Finished: June 13, 2012
  • Updated: June 15, 2012
  • Progress updates: 5 updates