Tunic with Lace Pattern
Yarn: 500 g (100% Cotton, yardage = 380 m/100 g); one pair quick knit needles and one circular needle, both size 2.5 mm (US 1.5), 40 cm long.
Stockinette stitch (St st): Work RS rows K and WS rows P.
Garter st (gst): RS and WS rows K.
Work according to chart. Only RS rows are shown.
On WS rows work all sts as they appear, purl yos.
Gauge: 24 sts and 42 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Work top down.
Cast on 71 sts and work in St st.
For widening, make 3 sts out of center st on every RS row. Work them as they appear on foll row.
Work as established till end.
After 68 rows (= 139 sts), cast on 3 more sts each side = 149 sts.
On foll row, start working in Lace Pattern. Dec 1 st on every 2nd row each side.
Work 3 row reps, then work in St st. Dec 1 st on every 4th row each side.
Work 62 rows. Then work 8 rows in gst, then bind off all sts.
Work same for back.
Cast on 25 sts and work in St st.
For widening, indent 3 sts from edge on each side and inc 1 st (= make K1 tbl from horizontal strand) on every 2nd row.
Thus, inc 30 sts each side = 85 sts.
Then cast on 3 more sts each side.
On WS row, work all sts K.
On foll row, start working in Lace Pattern, beg with 8th st of patt rep.
Work 3 row reps, then work in St st.
For sleeve slants, dec 1 st 18 times each side on every 8th row.
When piece measures 63 cm from beg, work 6 rows in gst and bind off all sts.
Sew raglan seams and side seams.
With circular needle, pick up sts evenly along neck edge from RS as foll: 34 sts on back, 68 sts on front, and 14 sts on each sleeve.
Next, work 40 rnds K and bind off all sts.