#12 Pleated Tunic by Deborah Newton

#12 Pleated Tunic

September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1280 - 2304 yards (1170 - 2107 m)
X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
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Newton transforms this abbreviated, round-neck tunic, realized in Brown Sheep’s Prairie Spun DK, with a few canny design turns. A twisted zigzag motif graces the chest and sleeve cuff, and runs vertically down the back. A simple box pleat below the empire waist is accomplished by merely slipping stitches that are then knit together. The sleeves are sewn in and then the decorative cuffs and hems are picked up and knitted; the bottom hem and neck trim are worked in reverse stockinette.

Colorway used is #DK90 lost lake