Modern Wrapper Tunic Using Rowan Kid Classic
Modern Wrapper Tunic Using Rowan Kid Classic
Our Modern Wrapper blends cozy with chic, snuggly with sleek. Normally, we knit it up double stranded with lace-weight mohair. In this version, the mohair is already in Rowan Kid Classic and it creates a fabric with perfect weight, luxurious drape and delicious warmth. (And this version uses the same needle size and number of yards as the original!)
Just for grins, we tried seaming it up as a tunic. We smiled from ear to ear at the results! Our free adaptation shows you how.
Pick up the pattern below (if you don't already have it). We’ve selected our favorite, most flattering colors for this project. (You can always choose from our full selection on the Rowan Kid Classic page.) If you already own the Modern Wrapper pattern, click on the Free Adaptation tab to see the modifications for using Rowan Kid Classic and for seaming your Wrapper into a tunic.
One size. Dimensions after blocking: Approx. 37"/94 cm back width at underarm (74"/188cm body circumference); 28"/71cm length from top of shoulder to hem; 8"/20cm sleeve length; 9½"/24cm cuff circumference.
9 skeins Rowan Kid Classic (153yds/140m each). Shown as a sleeveless seamed tunic in color Bittersweet; shown in color Peat with sleeves and unseamed (like the original pattern).
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 10 (6mm) 24–32"/60–80cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge, plus a spare gauge-size needle for three needle bind-off.
US 9 (5.5mm) needles, or one size smaller than gauge size.
Two ring markers and at least 36 locking stitch markers.
Approx. 15 sts/22 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.
See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Refer to Churchmouse Classics ‘Modern Wrapper’ pattern for complete instructions. Proceed exactly as written, but use yarn single stranded throughout.
Front seam: When wrapper is complete and blocked, try it on and determine where you’d like the V neckline to end and place a marker. With a 40" piece of yarn and a darning needle, work a seam using mattress stitch technique for garter stitch as follows:
With RS up and hem at the bottom, abutt the front edges and visually align the bottom first few garter-stitch ridges. Clip a locking marker across one pair of ridges to keep them aligned as you begin. The aim is for the ridges on the two fronts to line up perfectly.
Leaving an 8" tail and beginning at the cast-on ridge at the edge of the right piece, insert needle up into the first ‘smile’ or ‘valley’ [∪] from the edge; on the edge of the left piece, insert needle up into the ‘frown’ or ‘peak’ [∩] of the stitch at the very edge. Give yarn a little tug down to help the peak and valley interlock nicely. Continue stitching ridge to ridge, allowing just a little stretch in your seam so that front bands don’t hitch up the center front.
Stitch up to your neck marker (we stitched up 48 ridges) and try your tunic on. If you like the depth of the neckline, take a couple of extra small stitches on wrong side to secure. Weave in both ends, whip stitching tails along selvedge. Trim ends, leaving a little tail visible so you can remove the seaming later if you like.
Sleeveless option: Sew side seams using mattress stitch, beginning at hem and ending at armhole markers. Block as original pattern. Gently steam press armhole edges, taking care to unroll them before you press. (Blocking wires can help.) Armhole edges will still roll gently with wear.
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Printed Modern Wrapper pattern plus free adaptation explaining how to seam into a tunic using Kid Classic. (Requires shipping.)
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Free digital adaptation explaining how to seam the Modern Wrapper into a tunic using Kid Classic. (Download)
15"x13" clear tote, perfect for carrying your entire project.
COLOR: 866 Bitter Sweet. That fine line between grey and brown.
COLOR: 831 Smoke. Cool anthracite grey.
COLOR: 856 Tattoo. Lightly faded ink blue.
COLOR: 894 Mulberry. Mulberry wine.
COLOR: 895 Clover. Dark, minty forest green.
COLOR: 876 Drought. Hazy sky blue.
COLOR: 888 Pumice. A grey, heathery off-white.
COLOR: 890 Cement. Grey with a cool blue undertone.
COLOR: 892 Iron. Deep black.