Guernsey-style Tunic – Project Kit
The kit for this Guernsey-style Tunic comes in two sizes, and your kit will contains the pattern and 7 or 8 skeins of our Gotland DK wool, in one of our Blacker Yarns project kit bags.
This unisex sweater is worked in two main pieces, with the shoulders seamed together and then the sleeves picked up and worked down to the desired length. Options for intermediate knitters are given.
An attractive and simple tunic-style garment, the pullover is sized to reach to well below the hips, although you can make it shorter if you wish. The drop shoulder sleeves are full length but could be omitted altogether for a retro-style drop shoulder tunic, when the side seams should also be left with slits at the welt. The neckline is a slash style but a more traditional edging can be added if desired, possibly preferable for a man’s version. The main body has a rib welt and is then worked in stocking stitch up to the traditional Guernsey-style yoke design, which is also echoed in the sleeves with a line of twisted ribs. Variations, including an even easier, elegant textured, non-Guernsey option for worsted spun yarns are provided at the end of the pattern for those allergic to cables!
This loose tunic comes in two easy-fit sizes Chest actual garment measurement: 106 cm / 42 inches (117cm / 46 inches) Length from neck to hem: 65cm / 25.5 inches (70 cm / 15.5 inches) Sleeve length: 49 cm / 19.25 inches (52 cm / 20.5 inches), can be adjusted as worked The larger size is shown in brackets throughout the pattern
Needle size required to obtain gauge. For the sample I used: 3.5 mm / 4 US with a 24” / 60 cm cable for ribbed cuffs and thumb if working in magic loop, or double-pointed needles.
3.75 mm / 5 US with a 24” / 60 cm cable for the mitten body if working in magic loop, or double-pointed needles.
1 pair 4 mm (UK 8, US 6) needles 1 pair 4.5 mm (UK 7, US 7) needles 1 cable needle spare needle 4 stitch holders if using 3-needle cast-off to join shoulders instead of seaming (see Pattern Notes) darning needle for sewing up