For the Ultimate Sweater Machine®

Lace Rib Tunic



Designed by Kathy Perry

TECHNIQUE USED: Machine Knit

SIZES: S (M, L, 1X, 2X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust 40 (44, 48, 52, 56)"/ 101.5 (112, 122, 132, 142) cm
Length 28 (28 3/4, 29, 29 3/4, 30)"/71 (73, 73.5, 75.5, 76) cm

 

YARN
NaturallyCaron.com Country from Caron ® International (25% Merino Wool, 75% Microdenier Acrylic, 3oz/85g, 185yds/170m): 14 (15, 17, 18, 19) oz
Shown in: #0004 Green Sheen

KEY PLATE
USM/ISM KP#2, or appropriate tension to obtain gauge
Suitable for USM/ISM/Bond Classic or 6.5 to 9 mm knitting machine

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Latch tool
Single-prong transfer tool
3-prong transfer tool
Claw weight, for edging
Crochet hook H-8 (5mm), for finishing around neck and sleeve ties
Sewing needle and matching thread
Yarn needle

OPTIONAL
Waste yarn (WY)

GAUGE
In Stockinette stitch, 17 sts and 22 rows = 4”/10 cm
In Lace rib, 17 sts and 22 rows = 4”/10 cm

KNIT STITCHES USED
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit side = right side
Lace Rib (See Chart and Technique instructions)

Lacy Neck Edging(multiple of 5 sts)

  • CO 5 sts (Chain st).
  • K 5 R by hand. Hang Claw weight.
  • * Put stitch 2 onto ndl 3 and stitch 4 onto ndl 3. Put all ndls into WP.
  • K 4 R.

Repeat from * for desired length. (It is easy to check as claw weight can be removed to check measurement.)

CROCHET STITCHES USED

Chain (ch): Begin by making a slip knot on your hook. * Wrap the yarn around the hook (yarn over) and pull up a loop, [draw the yarn through the loop on the hook to form the first chain]. Repeat from * for desired length.

Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

NEEDLES REQUIRED: 88 (96, 104, 114, 122)

BACK (Work St st)

  • Using closed CO Method (Chain CO), CO 88 (96, 104, 114, 122) sts. COR. RC=000.
  • K to RC=028 and mark ea side for slit.
  • K to RC=102 (106, 108, 106, 108).
  • Shape Armhole: Bind off 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows—78 (86, 92, 100, 108) sts rem.
  • K to RC=138 (138, 140, 142, 144).
  • Shape Neck: Bind off center 30 sts—24 (28, 31, 35, 39) sts rem ea side. Place LH ndls in HP. COR.
  • At neck edge, dec 1 st ER 5 (6, 7, 9, 9) times—19, 22, 24, 26, 30) sts rem for shoulder. 
  • K to RC = 158 (158, 160, 164, 166).
  • Bind off rem sts, or put on WY for shoulder seam.
  • COL. Rep for opposite side.

FRONT (Work in St st ea side of 30 sts at center Front in Lace Rib)

  • Using closed CO Method (Chain CO), CO 88 (96, 104, 114, 122) sts. COR. RC=000.
  • K 2 R.
  • Est Patt: Beg Lace rib on center 30 sts (See Chart and Technique instructions), keeping sts on either side in St st.
  • Work as for Back, keeping center 30 sts in Lace rib, to RC=136 (136, 138, 140, 142).
  • Change to St st on all sts; complete as for Back.
  • Join shoulder seams.

SLEEVES (Work in Lace Rib)

  • With WS facing, hang armhole opening onto 84 (84, 84, 90, 90) ndls. COR. RC=000.
  • K 2 R.
  • Beg Lace Rib (See Chart; work 6-st repeat across).
  • Work to RC=034 (034, 034, 040, 040).
  • Change to St st on all sts; K 1 R.
  • Bind off (Back st).

FINISHING

  • Join sleeve and side seams, leaving opening for bottom slit as marked.
  • Neckline: Work 1 R sc around neck shaping.
  • Measure around neckline; work a piece of Lace edging to measured length, allowing extra for ease. 
  • Open edging so that it can be sewn on as a flat piece; beg at center Back.
  • Using sewing needle and matching thread, sew edging around neckline, easing to fit, as necessary; unraveling extra length for an exact fit.
  • Join ends of edging at center Back.
  • Sleeve Ties: Work two 30" crochet chains.
  • Beg and end at center of sleeve, thread Tie in and out of holes at lower edge of ea sleeve to gather to desired width. Tie into bow; unravel end to get desired tie length, if necessary.
  • Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Steam lightly to open up lace.