Millstream Tunic by Shirl the Purl

Millstream Tunic

June 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
7.0 mm
860 - 1500 yards (786 - 1372 m)
36, 38, 42, 44
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Woods, water and wool were the face of York Mills a century ago, as today. A meandering local stream intersected the renowned New Brunswick forest here. A nearby railway terminus made a mill in that spot a shrewd business enterprise in 1916. Our Millstream Tunic celebrates that place and time. Vented sides and gentle A-line shaping create a relaxed fit in this body friendly design. The Millstream Cable meanders the length of the front and back, bordering the intriguing Deep Woods Lace centre panel. This panel may also be replaced by simple stockinette, or by a stitch of your choice. Three quarter sleeves fit easily into the modified drop shoulder. This garment is worked in pieces which are seamed together. All garter stitch bands are knitted in.

Bust at underarm, 36 (38, 42, 44) inches; length from back neck to hem, 22(23, 28, 28) inches, length may be customized; sleeve length 14(14, 16, 17) inches, sleeve length may be customized; circumference at hem: 44(46, 50, 52) inches.

You Will Need
• 4(5,6,7) skeins Briggs & Little Heritage 2-ply Pure Wool (215 yards, 196 metres per skein).
• (1) 5.00 mm circular needle 60 cm long, or size to give gauge. Straight needles may also be used.
• For the neckband: (1) 7mm x 60cm long circular needle. Double pointed needles may also be used.
• 1 cable needle.
• Ring markers.

Gauge: 16 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette. Cable and lace panel measures 12 inches across.