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caron® cotton cakes™ diagonal knit tunic

Let’s consider the classic top from a new angle! This cool and composed diagonal knit tunic is worked in self-striping rows of blues and grays, from the softest cotton yarn: Caron® Cotton Cakes™. We’ll show you how to make your very own in our instructions below.
Step 1
SIZES: 
   -  Fit Chest: XS/S = 28"-34" ; Finished Size = 37"
   -  Fit Chest: M = 36"-38" ; Finished Size = 41"
   -  Fit Chest: L = 40"-42" ; Finished Size = 45"
   -  Fit Chest: XL = 44"-46" ; Finished Size = 50"
   -  Fit Chest: 2XL/3XL = 48"-54" ; Finished Size = 54" 
   -  Fit Chest: 4XL/5XL = 56"-62" ; Finished Size = 60" .
 
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 4 (5-5-7-7-8) - Caron® Cotton Cakes™ Yarn – Hydrangea 
 
GAUGE: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" in stocking stitch with larger needles; save time and check your gauge.
 
Project Note: These instructions are written for the smallest size given. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To make it easier to work this pattern, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before you start.
 
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INSTRUCTIONS:

BACK
 
**With larger needles, cast on 1 st.
 
Row 1: (RS). (K1. P1. K1) all in st. 3 sts.
 
Row 2: Purl.
 
Row 3: (Kfb) twice. K1. 5 sts.
 
Row 4: Pfb. P2. Pfb. P1. 7 sts.
 
Row 5: Kfb. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1.
 
Row 6: Purl.
 
Row 7: As 5th row.
 
Row 8: Pfb. Purl to last 2 sts. Pfb. P1.**
 
Rep Rows 5-8 until side measures approx 18 (20-22-24-26-28)" , ending on Row 6.
 
 
***Proceed as follows:
 
Row 1: Kfb. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
 
Row 2: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. Pfb. P1.
 
Row 3: As 1st row.
 
Row 4: Purl.
 
Rep last 4 rows until longer side measures approx 22½ (23-23½-24-24½-25)" , ending on Row 3. 
Step 2
Proceed as follows:
 
Row 1: Ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
 
Row 2: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
 
Row 3: As 1st row.
 
Row 4: Purl.
 
Rep last 4 rows until 3 sts rem.
 
Next Row: Sl1. K2tog. Psso.*** 
 

Ribbing:
 
With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 89 (99-109-119-129-139) sts evenly
across bottom edge.
 
Row 1: (WS). P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
 
Row 2: K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
 
Rep last 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing for 2" [5 cm], ending on a WS row.
 
Cast off in ribbing. 
Step 3
FRONT
 
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
 
Rep Rows 5-8 until side measures approx 19 (21-23-26-28-32)" [48 (53.5-58.5-66-71-81.5)
cm], ending on Row 6.
 
Rep from *** to *** as given for Back.
 
 
Ribbing:
 
With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 95 (105-115-129-139-159) sts evenly across bottom edge.
 
Row 1: (WS). P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
 
Row 2: K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
 
Rep last 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing for 2" [5 cm], ending on a WS row. Cast off in ribbing. 
Step 4
FINISHING
 
Place markers 4¼ (5¼-6¼-6½-7½-8½)" [11.5 (13-16-16.5-19-21.5) cm] in from side edges, for shoulders.
 
Place markers 7 (8-8-9-9-10)" [18 (20.5-20.5-23-23-25.5) cm] down side edges, for armhole.
 

Shoulder Extensions:
 
With RS of Front facing and larger needles, pick up and knit 21 (26-31-33-38-42) sts from side edge to shoulder marker.
 
Work 10 rows in stocking st. Cast off. Rep for 2nd shoulder. Sew left shoulder extension to
Back between side edge and shoulder marker.
 
 
Neckband:
 
With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 7 sts across end of right shoulder extension, 54 (54-54-65-65-65) sts across front neck edge, 7 sts across end of left shoulder extension and 49 (49-49-60-60-60) sts across back neck edge. 117 (117-117-139-139-139) sts.
 
Knit 2 rows.
 
Cast off knitwise (WS). Sew shoulder right shoulder extension to Back between side edge and shoulder marker.
 
 
Armhole Edging:
 
With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 77 (87-87-97-97-107) sts between armhole markers.
 
Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).
 
Sew side seams. 
Step 5
ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Beginning
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops
Pat = Pattern
Pfb = Increase 1 stitch by purling into front and back of next stitch
Psso = Pass Slipped Stitch Over
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Sl1 = Slip Next Stitch Knitwise
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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