O-Chem Tunic by Linda Marveng

O-Chem Tunic

Knitting
November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in St st; 32 sts and 30 rows = 4" in charted patt.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1500 - 2250 yards (1372 - 2057 m)
32 (34½, 37, 41, 45, 49)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 37"; modeled with 3" of positive ease.
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

The O-Chem Tunic features a striking central panel of knotted hexagonal cables inspired by organic chemistry compounds. For visual balance with the three cables in the body, the sleeves have one main cable running down the arm, and all the cables in the sweater are framed with rope cables. The sweater sports a cozy standing collar and side vents in the rib at the bottom for a relaxed fit.

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Finished Size 32 (34½, 37, 41, 45, 49)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 37”; modeled with 3” of positive ease.

Yarn Tahki Yarns Alden (50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% acrylic; 250 yd / 1¾ oz): #06 wine, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) balls. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” and 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st; 32 sts and 30 rows = 4” in charted patt.

NOTES

  • This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
  • Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in front.
  • When working neck shaping, make note of last chart row worked.