Easy tunic for girl knitting pattern

Girl's tunic knitting pattern

Tunic knitting patternSIZE 6 (9-12, 18 months, 2, 3 years)

Yarn

1, 1, 2, 2, 2 balls 100gm Crazy Colour Aran 10ply in shade #110

Needles

4.00mm knitting needles

4.50mm knitting needles

Stitch holders and markers

Tension

20 sts by 26 rows over Stst on 4.50mm needles to 10cm

Special abbreviations

LT - Left Twist = к into the back of second st on left-hand needle, then kn it into front of first st, then slip both sts to right-hand needle.

STITCH GUIDE

BACK

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 67 (71, 75, 81, 89) sts.

Row 1: RS - K1; *p1, k1; rep from *to end.

Row 2: P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep these 2 rows 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times more and dec 1 (1, 0, 1, 1) st at centre of last row to 66 (70, 75, 80, 88) sts.

Change to 4.50mm needles. Stst straight until piece measures 14 (20, 23, 26, 30) cm from beg, end with a WS row.

Next Row: RS - K4 (2, 2, 3, 3); (k2tog, k2)) 15 (17, 18, 19, 21) times; k2 (0, 1, 1, 1). 51 (53, 57, 61, 67) sts.

Next Row: WS - P13 (14, 13, 15, 15);  (k1, p2) 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) times, k1; p13 (14, 13, 15, 15).

Next Row: RS - K13 (14,13, 15, 15); (p1, LT) 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) times, p1; k13 (14, 13, 15, 15).

Next Row: WS - P13 (14, 13, 15, 15); (k1, p2) 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) times, k1; p13 (14, 13, 15, 15). Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) times more.

Cont to work Twisted sts as established and inc 1 st each end next 4 rows. 59 (61, 65, 69, 75) sts.

Cast on 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts beg next 2 rows. 67 (71, 77, 81, 89) sts.

Next Row: RS - P3, keeping Twisted sts correct, work across to last 3 sts, p3.

Next Row: WS - P3, keeping Twisted sts correct, work across to last 3 sts. P3.

Rep last 2 rows until Twisted sts section measures 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) cm in length, end with a WS row.

Next Row: RS - P3, к to last 3 sts, p3.

Next Row: WS - Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 25 (33, 37, 41, 47) cm from beg, end with a WS row.

Cast off 11 (11, 12, 13, 14) sts beg next 2 rows, then cast off 12 (13, 15, 15, 17) sts following 2 rows - 21(23, 23, 25, 27) sts.

Leave rem sts on holder for neckband.

FRONT

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 67 (71, 75, 81, 89) sts.

Row 1: RS - K1; *p1, k1; rep from *to end.

Row 2: P1; *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep these 2 rows 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times more and dec 1 (1, 0, 1, 1) st at centre of last row to 66 (70, 75, 80, 88) sts.

Change to 4.50mm needles. Stst straight until piece measures 14 (20, 23, 26, 30)cm from beg. end with a WS row.

Next Row: RS - K4 (2, 2, 3, 3); (k2tog, k2)) 15 (17,18,19,21) times; k2 (0, 1, 1, 1). 51 (53, 57, 61, 67) sts.

Next Row: WS - P13 (14,13, 15, 15); (k1, p2) 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) times, k1; p13 (14, 13, 15, 15).

Next Row: RS - K13 (14, 13, 15, 15); (p1, LT) 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) times, p1; k13 (14, 13, 15, 15).

Next Row: WS - P13 (14,13, 15, 15); (k1, p2) 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) times, k1; p13 (14, 13, 15, 15). Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) times more.

Cont to work Twisted sts as established and inc 1 st each end next 4 rows. 59 (61, 65, 69, 75) sts.

Cast on 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts beg next 2 rows. 67 (71, 77, 81, 89) sts.

Next Row: RS - P3, keeping Twisted sts correct, work across to last 3 sts, p3.

Next Row: WS - P3, keeping Twisted sts correct, work across to last 3 sts, p3.

Rep last 2 rows until Twisted sts section measures 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) cm in length, end with a WS row.

Next Row: RS - P3, к to last 3 sts, p3.

Next Row: WS - Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 21 (28, 31, 35, 40) cm from beg, end with a WS row and mark centre 11 (13, 13, 15, 17) sts of last row. 

Shape Neck

Next Row: RS - P3, к to marked centre 11 (13, 13, 15, 17) sts, turn, on these sts only (leave rem sts on hold), dec 1 st at neck edge next 5 rows. 23 (24, 27, 28, 31) sts.

Cont straight until front measures 25 (33, 37, 41, 47)cm from beg, end with a WS row. Cast off 11 (11, 12, 13, 14) sts beg next RS row.

P1 row.

Cast off rem 12 (13, 15, 15, 17) sts.

With RS facing return to sts on hold, si ip the marked centre 11 (13, 13, 15, 17) sts to a holder, rejoin yarn, work to end of row. Dec 1 st at neck edge next 5 rows. 23 (24, 27, 28, 31) sts.

Cont straight until front measures 25 (33, 37, 41, 47) cm from beg, end with a RS row.

Cast off 11 (11, 12, 13, 14) sts beg next WS row.

Work 1 row straight.

Cast off rem 12 (13, 15, 15, 17) sts.

MAKING UP

Join left shoulder and sleeve seam.

NECKBAND

With RS facing and 4.00mm needles, к the back neck holder 21 (23, 23, 25, 27) sts, pick up and к17 (19, 21, 22, 23) sts down front neck, к the front neck holder 11 (13, 13, 15, 17) sts, pick up and k17 (19, 21, 22, 23) sts up front neck. 66 (74, 78, 84, 90) sts.

K1, p1 rib for 3 (3, 3, 5, 5) rows. Cast off in rib.

Join neckband, right shoulder and sleeve seam.

Join side and sleeve seams.

Design by Gitta Schrade

Measurements

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