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papaver tunic

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : papaver tunic
papaver tunic
papaver tunic
papaver tunic

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • provisional cast-on (an easy method is explained in the pattern)
  • intarsia

Pattern Description:

Papaver is a tunic or pullover (if shorter) worked top down, in the round with a circular yoke. The flowers are worked as intarsia color blocks, but the main color is stranded all the way.

It features a large pocket with a lining in contrasting colors and flowered elbow patches.

Possibility to choose from 3 different neck finishes and 2 motifs (flowers or spirals). Small graph paper is included to make up your own drawings, if you should wish to.

Detailed and illustrated instructions for provisional cast-on, intarsia, picking stitches for the pocket,


24 stitches and 36 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4")

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Available for size: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL: finished measurements (chest): 30, 34, 38, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5 (76, 86, 96, 106, 116, 126 cm)


  • yardage depends on length of tunic and sleeves , Yardage as pictured (3/4 sleeves): 1050/1150/1260/1400/1600/1900 m (1150/1260/1400/1550/1750/2000 yards) of fingering / 4ply yarn
  • some left overs in different colors
  • 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle or dpns
  • 3 mm (US 2 or 3) circular needle or dpns
  • 12 to 15 markers

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