Birgitta, a Knit Tunic Perfect for Layering

One Dollar Wednesday-Birgitta Knit Tunic by Marly BirdThrough midnight MST tonight (8/23/17) you can purchase the Birgitta pattern for only $1 in the Marly Bird Ravelry Store. Pattern must be purchase in the Marly Bird Ravelry Store. The code must be applied to the purchase before the discount will be applied. Click the image above for the code to automatically be applied to your basket. Due to the nature of digital products I will not be able to offer a refund, be sure to use the code and be logged in to your account before you purchase.

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Birgitta Knit Tunic pattern by Marly BirdThe Birgitta pattern is a fabulous lightweight knit tunic, perfect to wear in warm or cool weather. The feminine styling and smart shaping creates a slimming silhouette. With a deep cross over V- neck highlighting the bust line and a beautiful lace and bobble stitch pattern skirt perfectly shaped into an A line that flatters many body types. Knit in 75% yak and 25% bamboo yarn, the ‘Birgitta’ has a shine that allows it to be dressed up or down. The top is worked in pieces from the bottom up then seamed together. It is beautifully cut and very female.

Birgitta Knit Tunic Pattern by Marly Bird

Birgitta Knit Tunic Materials:

  • Bijou Basin Ranch “Lhasa Wilderness”, 75% yak/ 25% bamboo; 180 yards (165 m); 2 oz (56 grams); CYCA size 2 sport 12-ply: ruby 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) hanks.
  • Size US 4 (3.25 mm) 24″ circular needle; size US 2 (2.75 mm) 16″ and 32″ circular needles, or size to obtain correct gauge.
  • US E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders
  • tapestry needle

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As in all of the other garments that I make, I highly suggest making a hanging gauge swatch before you get started. This is important to see how gravity will alter the size of your cardigan after wearing it. Starting with a swatch will also save you the headache of making the wrong size before you even start. To make a hanging gauge swatch I start by making a swatch of the stitch pattern that is at least 6 inches square. Then I hang the swatch to a hanger or cloths line and add additional cloths pins to the bottom to simulate gravity. Take a before and after measurement of your swatch to see what happens to it.

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