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Little Birds Tunic


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  • Intarsia

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This sweet little dress was first published in the August 2013 issue of Knit Now Magazine. It is now available for individual purchase. The Little Birds Tunic is worked flat in two pieces (front and back) from the bottom up to accommodate the intarsia colorwork. After the front and back are knit, the sides are seamed using the mattress stitch. Stitches are picked up around the armholes and the neck to create armbands and neckbands. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl intarsia seam make buttonholes (yarn over, knit two together) GAUGE 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch pattern using size US 4 needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 3 months (6months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 4 years, 6 years) 17 (18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26)" 43 (45.5, 48, 50.5, 55.5, 61, 66) cm approx chest circumference 14 (15.75, 16.75, 18.5, 20.75, 22.75, 24)" 36 (40.5, 42.5, 47.5, 53, 57, 61) cm approx length PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Chickadee by Quince and Co. COLORWAY Egret, Bird's Egg, Glacier, Apricot

Supplies Needed

  • Chickadee by Quince and Co. (100% wool) 181 yards/ 166 meters, 50g per skein: 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins in Egret (MC), 1 skein in Glacier (CC), a very small amount in Bird's Egg and Apricot
  • US 4 (3.25 mm) straight or circular needles (or size required to obtain gauge)
  • 2 stitch markers

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Meg Roke Knits
Meg Roke Knits
After working seven years as a special education teacher, I put teaching aside to stay home with my two young children. Over the last two years I have branched into designing knitwear, and am published in both print and online publications. I love spending my days with my husband and kids. In my very rare spare time, I try to squeeze in any quantity of knitting. I also enjoy gardening, baking, reading and sewing in addition to watching way too much Masterpiece Mystery and old movies.