This tunic can be worn frontwards or backwards, or as a cowl. I love creating art yarn pieces that are multi functional. For the front of my tunic I used 30 yards of recycled sari silk ribbon. This ribbon was sewn together from black to a small strip of blush pink and then ivory. Then for the back of the tunic, I used 30 yards of handspun boucle textured yarn in a double elongated stitch. I knit the sari silk into a rectangle, and the boucle into a rectangle. Then I seamed the shoulders and sides (leaving plenty of room for the armholes). To wear this tunic as a cowl, just drape it around your neck, putting your head thru the armholes.
- 30 yards recycled sari ribbon yarn or handspun yarn
- 30 yards handspun yarn
- Size 35 knitting needles
- Crochet Hook for seaming
- Extra matching yarn (I used black) for seaming
Cast on 12 stitches with your recycled sari ribbon yarn (or handspun)
Knit in a double elongated stitch until the piece reaches 20 inches long.
Bind off tightly (this is the neckline)
Cast on 14 stitches with your handspun yarn
Knit in a double elongated stitch until the piece reaches 30 inches long
Bind off tightly (this is the back neckline)
- Seam the shoulders together with a crochet hook and yarn, matching the necklines of the front and back. You can adjust the width of the shoulders by seaming more or less yarn from the sides.
- Seam the sides together with a crochet hook and yarn - leaving large holes for the arms. For a ruched effect, pull the extra ten inches of the back up and seam to the corner of the front side.