Summer Tunic with Leaf Pattern with Cables
Yarn: 600 g (50% Wool, 50% Viscose, yardage = 250m / 100g); 1 pair quick knit needles size 4.5 mm (US 7), crochet hook size 3.5 (US E), 1 button.
Stockinette stitch (St st): K RS rows; P WS rows.
Center Pattern (beg with 57th st):
Leaf Pattern with Cables:
Work acc to chart . Only RS rows are shown.
On WS rows work all sts as they appear, purl yos.
Beg with rows 19 - 36, then rep rows 1 - 36.
Gauge: 19 sts and 21 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 101 sts and work as foll: selv st, 21 sts in St st, 57 sts in Center Pattern, 21 sts in St st, selv st.
For waist shaping, when work measures 30 cm from beg, dec at each end 1 stitch every 6th row 4 times = 93 sts.
Armhole Shaping: When piece measures 60 cm from beg, bind off 3 sts once at each end, then 2 sts once and 1 st once on every 2nd row = 81 sts.
Neck Shaping: After 76 cm from beg, bind off center 27 sts and complete both sides separately.
For rounding at inside edge on every 2nd row bind off 5 sts twice and rem 17 shoulder sts once.
Work as given for back, but for the neckline slit, after 60 cm from beg, bind off center st and complete both sides (40 sts each) separately.
For rounding, after 14 cm bind off 14 sts once, then 3 sts once, 2 sts twice and 1 st twice on every 2nd row.
When piece measures 78 cm from beg, bind off rem 17 sts each side for shoulders.
Sew shoulder and side seams.
Work 2 rnds sc (single crochet) around neckline slit and neckline and armhole edges.
In the top right-hand corner of front slit, work a buttonhole on row 2 with chain stitches.
Sew on button.