Jul 242012

Kelpen cover | The Knitting Vortex

An easy-to-wear long tunic tee featuring a deep V-shaped back neckline with twisted cord ties, Kelpen is a simple topdown seamless knit from provisionally cast on shoulders. Stockinette stitch with no body shaping and a textured, drapey yarn focus attention on the details; the wide front and deep back neckline are finished with a casual rolled edge, and ribbing forms the short cap sleeves. Casual for daytime or just enough to keep off a little evening chill, Kelpen can also be worn with the V-neck to the front – just omit the ties or tuck them inside.

Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, backwards loop CO, knit/purl, increasing, picking up stitches, twisted cord.

Size: 31.25 (33.5, 36, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5)” bust. For a relaxed but neat fit, choose a size with 0-1” positive ease; sample shown in second size with no ease.

Garment Measurements: Bust & Hip: 31.25 (33.5, 36, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5)”.

Sleeve Cuff to Sleeve Cuff: 19.5 (20.75, 22, 23.25, 25.25, 27.25)”.

Length: 23.75 (24.75, 25.75, 26.75, 28, 29.25)”.

Yarn: The Fibre Company Acadia (60% merino, 20% silk, 20% alpaca; 145 yards/50g); 6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 8) skeins, shown in Kelp.

Other Materials: US 5 (4mm) 32” circular needle; US 4 (3.5mm) 16” circular
needle or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop method, for neckline and armhole edging; Stitch markers (1); Stitch holders; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 30 rows/4” in stockinette stitch with larger needle, after blocking.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.   

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