Learn to incorporate texture into your knitting. The Texture Tunic is a cozy, comfortable, versatile and easy-to-wear piece. Texture adds visual interest and variety to our knitting, and I?ll be here to help you every step of the way.
Not only will you learn how to make this beautiful vest, but this workshop allows you to confidently pursue texture with a variety of knitting stitches by combining reverse stockinette stitch, seed stitch, right and left twists, and a fun manipulation of a basic 4- or 6-stitch cable, as well as a unique ribbing method. Other techniques covered include the cable cast on, smooth shaping, a knitted facing, and precisely picking up stitches as well as preferred ways to block and seam.
If you are a beginner and have never knitted a sweater before, this is a great project because there are no sleeves and the generous size makes fitting easy. If you are an immediate or advanced knitter, this project offers the opportunity to expand your knowledge base with new skills and ideas.
The tunic is knitted in two flat pieces for the front and back from the bottom up and seamed at the shoulders and sides. The neckline is a deep V-neck finished with a facing for the cable edges and a partial collar.
All instructions are coupled with a photo tutorial making it easy to follow along at your own speed. If you have any questions along the way, I'm here to help! Post questions, comments, and photos of your work to share with me and your fellow students.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X); Bust: 36 1/2 (41, 44, 48, 52 1/2, 57) in.; Length: 25 1/4 (26 1/2, 26 3/4, 27, 28 1/4, 28 1/2) in.
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Basic knitting skills
Hi, I'm Ann McCauley. I believe knitting is highly integrative for body, mind and spirit -- much like dance. As a designer, author and teacher, I bring a lifetime of artistic influences to my knitwear designs. I learned to knit from my mother as a child. My interest in knitting escalated when I toured Europe as a professional dancer and observed people knitting everywhere I went. I began designing my own sweaters in 1980, focusing on solid colors, smooth fibers, and heavy textures that combine classic and contemporary elements. I have written books, including The Pleasures of Knitting: Timeless Feminine Sweaters and Together or Separate: Knitting the New Twinset, and enjoyed T.V. appearances on Knitty Gritty episodes, featured on DIY Network and HGTV.
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