Textured Tunic

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Cuddle down in a roomy Shelter tunic with an unusual neckline. The front and back, which are knit flat, feature a central panel of chevrons formed with simple left and right twists and a touch of garter stitch. The patterned sections form a self-finished neck edge and extend from the front to form the collar. The flanking motif of slipped stitches and tiny cables is echoed on the bracelet-length sleeves. For a hint of unexpected asymmetry, the chevrons change direction at the left side of the neck.

Larus is intended for 6-8” of cozy ease, and you may find you’re in no hurry to take it off, so choose a color you want to live in.


  • 1310 (1430, 1580, 1700, 1855, 1995) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Barn Owl

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 10-stitch panel from Left or Right Side Panel Chart measures 15/8″ wide
  • 16-stitch panel from Chevron Chart or Inverse Chevron Chart measures 3″ wide
  • 11-stitch panel from Center Body Panel Chart measures 1¾” wide
  • 14-stitch panel from Sleeve Chart measures 2¼” wide

Note: All chart measurements given are with Size A needle(s), after blocking.


Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24″ circular needle* two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished dimensions
  • 41½ (45, 48¾, 52¼, 55¾, 59¼)” [105.5 (114.5, 124, 132.5, 141.5, 150.5) cm] circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: + 6–8″ [15–20.5 cm]
  • Sample shown is size 45″ [114.5 cm] with 13″ [33 cm] ease on model


Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Rib Cabled Cast On
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • Joinery Bind Off
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