Easy breezy tunic by Petra Breakstone

Easy breezy tunic

Knitting
July 2020
Yarnz2go organic cotton
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, unblocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
715 - 1050 yards (654 - 960 m)
For sizes 34/36/38/40/42/44/46/48/50/52/54” in bust with a built in positive ease of about 8”
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Knit a fabulous tunic!

I really do love tunics don’t you? This one is literally an easy breezy one to knit too.
A staggered eyelet pattern, knitted from the bottom up and in the round. The middle part of the body is slightly decreased for a bit of shaping. The front and back upper part of the body/armhole section are knitted flat from the armholes on up to the neckline. Only the shoulders do get seamed or if you prefer, a 3 needle bind off.
For sizes 34/36/38/40/42/44/46/48/50/52/54” in bust with a built in positive ease of about 8”.

The length is fully adjustable in parts 5 and 6 of the written instructions to either add or take a bit away.

This pattern was test knitted and I like to thank all the wonderfully TEST KNITTERS so much for their enthusiastic work and help!

Yarn
Organic cotton by Yarnz2go, a DK weight.
125 yards a skein in color Stone as shown here.
6/7/7/7/7/7/7/8/8/8/8 skeins.
Or 715/745/775/805/840/875/910/945/980/1015/1050 yards.

You can also knit a more colorful version in the Five Wise Owls Pima Cotton in a DK weight yarn, see Audrey in her fabulous Purple maniac version.
The Organic cotton knit kits are discounted by 15% for a few days.
Both yarns are available at www.yarnz2go.com

Notions
US size 8 (5 mm) circular needle 36” (91 cm) in length.
Stitch marker
Darning needle for finishing.

Gauge
16 sts and 22 rows in 4” of Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
Of course proper fit is only possible when the correct gauge is reached. I am a loose knitter and you may not be. Some testers had to go up 2 needle sizes~

Techniques used
Knitting in the round and flat, purling, increasing, decreasing, eyelets, seaming shoulders or doing the optional 3 needle bind off, weaving in ends and optional blocking.

I hope you will enjoy your Easy breezy tunic as much as I enjoy wearing mine~

Happy knitting!