Pattern: Textured Tunic with(out) Side Buttons
Book: Fitted Knits, Designer Stefanie Japel
Yarn: 7 balls of Lana Grossa Royal Tweed colorway 29
Needles: KA 24″ circ. #10
Cast on date: October 29, 2007
Cast off date: November 05, 2007
- Please click here to see what modifications I made in the body of this garment.
- I skipped the side flaps and side buttons. I made just a simple slit instead.
- The patterns states to knit the sleeves flat. I knitted the sleeves in the round so all in all this garment is completely knitted in the round.
- I finished the neckline and peek-a-shoulder slit with a crocheted edge. Looks much neater and tighter that way!
What I have learned
- Always check if the pattern will have the right fit for your body. If not, apply modifications.
- Never assume that the garment will come out just like in the picture.
- Because the instructions for the sleeves were written for knitting flat, I had to rewrite for knitting it in the round. There were increases and decreases and after some tweaking, I understand how to apply this in the round.
What I did not like about the pattern
- Had to make quite a bit of modifications. In order to get the right modifications, I had to rip out a lot and start anew. That was kind off annoying but on a positive note, because of it, I learned a whole lot.
- Wonderful, wonderful design by Stefanie Japel! I love it!
- It is a quick knit, easy to follow instructions
- Schematics were given. I love that. I can see immediately how the garment hangs together.
- I loved knitting this garment so much, I want to knit it again…
How did I like the yarn?
Lana Grossa’s Royal Tweed is an excellent choice for a garment like the Textured Tunic. This yarn is super light and very soft. Sometimes, sweaters can feel very heavy and if there is a lot balls involved, the weight can pull the sweater down. Not the case here! It is just perfect…
I will always recommend this yarn to other knitters!
Thanks for reading!