The Yolande lacy tunic, by Genniewren Designs, oozes 1970s fashion appeal with its long lean lines and tie belt. The tunic sweater can be knitted with Victorian-style leg’o’mutton sleeves, or with ribbed armhole welts if you prefer a sleeveless option.
The lace border is based on a real Victorian knitting pattern and turns an otherwise simple tunic sweater into a charming evocation of all that was great about 1970s fashion. The lace pattern is repeated in the center front panel of the tunic to add extra interest.
The sweater fastens in the back with three buttons.
The sleeveless tunic can be worn over a long sleeved blouse for even more 1970s fashion styling.
The bonus hat pattern has an “Abba”-esque look to it. The design of the hat echoes the tunic’s lacy border and it has a charm all of its own with its cute little “stalk” at the top of the crown. The hat is knitted using the short rows technique, with the crown worked in simple garter stitch.
Your 18” doll will love the Yolande Lacy Tunic and Hat and she will be a real dancing queen, grooving along to all those wonderful songs of the 1970s.
Recommended Fabrics: Yarn types: Fingering yarn, Sock yarn, Lace yarn, UK 4ply yarn. If you want to use a different yarn, please swatch . The gauge required is 17 stitches and 20 rows to 2".
- One pair of US Size 2 (metric 2.75 mm) knitting needles
- One US Size 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle
- One US Size 2 (2.75mm) double pointed needle or cable needle
- Blunt ended yarn needle for sewing seams
- Three ¼”-⅜” (6mm – 9mm) shank-style buttons for the back closure
- Two 1.75 oz (50g) balls of one of the following yarn types is sufficient to knit the sweater with sleeves, the tie belt and the hat. One 1.75 oz (50g) ball should be enough to make the sleeveless sweater, the tie belt and the hat.
Yarn types: sock yarn, fingering yarn, lace yarn, UK 4ply yarn.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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I love the end result, it is a beautiful design.