The tunic is knitted seamlessly in one piece from the bottom up. Stitches are picked up around the armholes and the shoulders formed with short rows. The box pleats highlight the waist and add the perfect stylish touch to the sleeves with the darts ensuring a perfect and feminine fit for the bust.
XS-S-M L-XL-2XL-3XL for a finished bust size of 81-91-98 106-111-121-131 cm / 32-353/4-381/2 413/4-433/4-473/4-511/2 inches.
26 stitches and 35 rows = 10 cm / 4’’ in stockinette stitch for the chest part. 24 stitches x 31 rows = 10 cm / 4’’ in stockinette stitch for the skirt part (gauge is critical for the bust part, it can be a bit different for the skirt which has more ease).
Stitches: Stockinette stitch and broken rib 1/1.
Yarn & Notions:
2-3-3 3-3-3-4 skeins or 850-900-1000 1100-1200-1400-1500 m./ 930-990-1090 1200-1310-1530-1640 yds of Silky Fingering by Lilou Colours, pictured in the colorway Hematite (or any other fingering yarn to get gauge). 2 sizes of circular needles to get both gauges (suggested sizes: 3.5mm/US#4 and 4mm/US#6). For the sleeves, if you don’t use the magic loop, dpns in the smaller size. For the box pleats, 2 dpns in the smaller size. Stitch markers (4).