Welcome to the free knitting pattern for the Olinda Tunic! You can find the kit available at Lion Brand Yarn. This is a free pattern and a low-cost PDF if available in my Shop and Ravelry.  

I love a soft and cozy layering tunic that I can throw over a pair of comfy jeans! Using simple knitting techniques you can easily make a Olinda Tunic.

 I love working with Heartland Yarn, The color options are beautiful and if you get a kit you can choose your color!

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Materials:

Skill Level:

Easy

Sizes:

  • XS-5X

Gauge: 

11.5 sts + 19 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in garter stitch

Abbreviations:   

  • beg = begin(ning)
  • p = purl
  • k = knit
  • k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
  • rep(s) = repeat(s)
  • RS = right side
  • ssk = slip 2 stitches knit wise, knit these 2 stitches together through back loops.
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • tog = together
  • WS = wrong side

Finished Measurements:   

XS (S, M, L, 1X) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Bust About 35 (39, 41 1/2, 46, 50) (54 1/2, 58 1/2, 62 1/2, 67) in. (89 (99, 105.5, 117, 127) (138.5, 148.5, 159, 170) cm)

Finished Front Length About 23 1/4 (23 /12, 24, 24 1/2, 24 3/4) (25 1/4, 25 1/4, 25 1/4, 25 3/4, 25 3/4) in (59 (59.5, 61, 62, 63) (64, 64, 65.5, 65.5) cm)

Finished Back Length About 24 (24 1/2, 24 3/4, 25 1/4, 25 1/4) (26, 26, 26 1/2, 26 1/2) in (61 (62, 63, 64, 65.5) (66, 66, 67.5, 67.5) cm)

 

Special Explanation:

  • ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.

Notes:

    • Tunic is worked in 2 separate pieces: Back and Front.
    • Sides and shoulders are seamed then sleeves are worked in the round directly into armholes.
    • Fabric is made holding 2 strands of yarn together.

Pattern: 

Back:

With longer circular needle and holding yarn double, cast on 50 (56, 60, 66, 72) (78, 84, 90, 96) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K across to end of row.

Rows 2-114 (116, 118, 120, 122) (124, 124, 126, 126): K across to end of row. Piece will measure about 24 (24 1/2, 24 3/4, 25 1/4, 25 1/4) (26, 26, 26 1/2, 26 1/2) in (61 (62, 63, 64, 65.5) (66, 66, 67.5, 67.5) cm from beg, when measured along one side edge, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Bind off.

FRONT

With longer circular needle and holding yarn double, cast on 50 (56, 60, 66, 72) (78, 84, 90, 96) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K across to end of row.

Rows 2-90 (92, 94, 94, 94) (96, 96, 98, 98): K across to end of row. Piece will measure about 19 (19 1/4, 19 3/4, 19 3/4, 19 3/4) (20 1/4, 20 1/4, 20 3/4, 20 3/4) in 48.5 (49, 50, 50, 50) (51.5, 51.5, 52.5, 52.5) cm from beg, when measured along one side edge, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Shape Neck

Side 1

Row 1 (Decrease Row – RS): K22 (25, 27, 30, 33) (36, 39, 42, 45), k2tog, k1. Place rem stson holder and turn work.

Rows 2: K across to end of row.

Rows 3-20 (20, 20, 22, 24) (24, 24, 24, 24): Rep Rows 1 and 2 – end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Bind off.

Side 2

Place held sts back on needle and rejoin yarn to beg with a RS row.

Row 1 (Decrease Row – RS): K1, ssk, k to end of row.

Rows 2: K across to end of row.

Rows 3-20 (20, 20, 22, 24) (24, 24, 24, 24): Rep Rows 1 and 2 – end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Bind off.

With RS facing, seam shoulders together. Seam sides leaving 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9) (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 10 1/2) in. (18 (19, 20, 21 1/2, 23) (24, 25 1/2, 27, 27) cm) open for armhole and measuring from back, 5 in. (13 cm) open at lower edges for side slits.

Finishing:

Sleeves

Shorter circular needle, beg at side seam, pick up and k35 (38, 40, 43, 45) (48, 50, 53, 53) stsevenly spaced around armhole edge. Place stitch marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Rnd 1: P.

Rnd 2: K.

Rep Rnds 1 and 2, 2 more times, then rep Rnd 1 once more.

Bind off loosely.

Weave in ends.

You can find a Low -cost PDF version HERE or on Ravelry. You can find the kit available at Lion Brand Yarn.

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December 18, 2020

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