Isoceles Tunic Pattern


I designed and knit this sweater for my personal use, and many knitters have asked for the pattern, so here it is! I love this cozy and light-weight sweater, which can be casual over jeans, or work-appropriate with leggings. More info below.

Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes
Yarn Weight: Fingering (14 wpi)
Gauge: 26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Needle Size: US 3 – 3.25 mm
Yardage: 1400 – 1800 yards (1280 – 1646 m)
Sizes: Bust Circumference: 36 ½ (37 ½ , 41 , 43, 45 ½)”


An isosceles triangle has 2 equal sides. The yoke of this sweater is composed of 8 isosceles triangles within larger isosceles triangles, for a dramatic effect directing attention to the face. Gradient yarn is used for the framing triangles, creating a lighter effect on one side of the sweater, and a darker effect on the opposite side. The sweater is shaped identically on both sides, so can be worn with either side to the front or the back.

The tunic features my intarsia in-the-round (ITR) technique, and is knit from the top-down, so you do the fun intarsia first, and then have nice easy knitting for the rest of the sweater. It is a great pattern for a gradient kit! The pattern assumes that the knitter has basic knowledge of ITR.

Yarn used for sample:
Yoke: Miss Babs Hand-dyed Yarns Yummy 2-ply Toes (fingering yarn): 100% Superwash Merino Wool, approx 1.3 oz, 133 yds. Gradient kit, 1 skein each color
Inner Triangle yarn : Frog belly (F), Emerald Forest (G)
Outer Triangle yarn : Gradient set- Pegasus (from dark to light) Pegasus (A), Markab (B), Enif (C), Matar (D), and Baham (E).

Body: Miss Babs Hand-dyed Yarns Yummy 2-ply (fingering yarn): 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 400 yd / 4 oz (365m / 115g) skeins Faded (MC) 3 skeins ( will need a 4th skein if you want longer sleeves or body)


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