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Modern Wrapper Project - Tunic Version in Kid Classic

Modern Wrapper Project - Tunic Version in Kid Classic

"A timeless tunic!"

Our Modern Wrapper blends cozy with chic, and 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 were smiling from ear to ear at the results! Our adaptation, which you can find below, shows you how. We’ve selected our favorite, most flattering colors for this project below.  (You can always choose from our full selection on the Rowan Kid Classic page.) You’ll also find the pattern below (if you don’t already have it) as well as a handy tote bag for easy project portability!

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).

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 with yarns held together, after blocking.

We used a slightly different short-row technique: marking the working strand of yarn as we turned, rather than the more familiar wrap & turn method. Later, you'll use the marker to lift the turning strand onto your left needle so you can work it together with the next st to close the turning gap. Give it a try—it's easy!

Printed Modern Wrapper pattern. (Requires shipping.)

Digital Modern Wrapper pattern. (Download)

Free digital adaptation explaining how to seam the Modern Wrapper into a tunic. (Download)

Notions Kit.

15"x13" clear tote, perfect for carrying your entire project.

COLOR: 817 Bear. A cozy caramel brown.

COLOR: 852 Victoria. Plummy purple with a touch of raspberry.

COLOR: 866 Bitter Sweet. That fine line between grey and brown.

COLOR: 831 Smoke. Cool anthracite grey.

COLOR: 832 Peat. Rich plummy dark brown.

COLOR: 846 Nightly. The luminous navy of a starlit sky.

COLOR: 856 Tattoo. Lightly faded ink blue.

COLOR: 853 Spruce. Deep forest green, a little more olive than spruce.