In two lengths
Designed and Knit by Marilyn Turner for Crystal Palace yarns
Bust 34 (36, 38, 40, 42 44)"
Length 20" short version (photos on this page) -
or make the 28" long version (long
version shown HERE on this page)
Long tunic version 3 (3,4,4,5,5) balls
Crystal Palace Deco Stardust:#4436
black/gold and 2 (2,2,3,3,3) balls Deco Stardust #4437 gold.
Short tunic version 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls
Crystal Palace Deco Stardust:
Note: the photos here
are the Short Version of the tunic. We will be adding photos of the long
One pair Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or
DAISY Needles size 10 ¾ (7mm) or size to
One Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook size G
[Note: both CPY Bamboo Needles and DAISY Needles come in
size 10-3/4 (7mm).]
15 sts and 20 rows = 4" worked in stockinette stitch
Abbreviations: RSR: right side row, WSR: wrong side row, dec:
decrease, St st: Stockinette Stitch
Long version: Right side row *K2, P1* end P2 always knit through the
back of the st on the RSR. On the wrong side, rows knit the knit and purl
the purl sts.
Short version: Right side row *K3, P1* end P3 always knit through the
back of the st on the RSR .On the wrong side rows knit the knit and purl the
purl sts.(Note: If you knit in the continental style and
normally knit into the back of the stitch then knit into the front of your
st. It is important to twist these sts so that the rib will stay in place
when we drop the purl sts.)
Long version: with black/gold Deco Stardust cast on 59 (59, 62, 65,
68, 71) sts and work in rib pattern until piece measures 16 1/2"ending wrong
side row. On the next RSR knit across dropping all the purl sts, at the same
time take the 1st bar remaining from dropping the purl sts, wrap it around
the left hand needle, and knit into the front and back of the st. Thus
making two sts where one purl st was before. On the next WSR purl. On the
Next RSR change to Deco Stardust gold and working the rest of the body in
stockinette st, dec 13 (10, 10, 6, 10, 10) sts evenly across row [64 (68,
72, 76, 80, 84) sts]. Work for 3 ½"from the top of the 1st dropped st.
Short Version: with gold Deco Stardust cast on 59 (59, 63, 67, 71,
71) sts and work in rib pattern until piece measures 8 ½" ending wrong side
row. Work as for long version except dec 9 (5, 6, 7, 8, 4) sts evenly across
row. Work for 3 ½" from the top of the 1st dropped st.
Bind off 2 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) sts at the beginning of the next two rows. Then
dec 1 st each arm edge every RSR 1 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) times. Work until armhole
is 7" ending WSR.
Bind off center 22 (24,24,24,24,24) sts then on the next RSR dec 1 st each
neck edge and on the following RSR bind off remaining sts.
Work as for back until armhole shaping and begin neck shaping at the same
Dec 1 st at each neck edge every 3rd row 12 (13, 13, 13, 13, 13,) times.
When the armhole is the same length as the back armhole bind off the
Make sure that the dropped sts have been unraveled all the way to the bottom
including the cast on st. Sew up side seams and shoulders. Work 1 row
reverse single crochet around neck.
A simple strand of Deco-Stardust is used to tie the tunic. Keep a few
extra yards in a baggie for a spare tie.
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