Crafty Cathy

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Lets go shopping!

Posted by 2ton Inspired on April 14, 2008

The verdict is still up in the air about how I feel about this variation of the tunic. I used worsted weight yarn and size 11 needles. For the most part I followed the pattern increasing and shaping where instructed. I should have made it a bit shorter and probably added more shaping to the waist (I only did the number indicated in the size M pattern) to give it a more fitted look. Even though it’s a tad big I think it’ll look ok with skinny jeans and a belt.

Since I’m not fond of curling edges I added ribbing at the bottom and on the sleeves.

I also prefer the knit side to the garter so I turned it inside out before sewing up the pockets. Otherwise if you skip the pockets it can be reversible. No action shots yet, but I hope to have some soon.


Overall an easy pattern to follow after I got past the pocket issues. (See post 1 or check out craftster’s Knitalong thread). Using worsted weight yarn and smaller needles seems to work out well once you do the math. Like I mentioned earlier I think there needs to be added shaping as well. We’ll also see how well Red Heart Soft holds up to normal wear.

Pattern: Shopping Tunic, Twinkles Big City Knits

Yarn: Red Heart Soft (2.25 balls)


One Response to “Lets go shopping!”

  1. milmom said

    I think it looks great!

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