Toddler Tunic

LOOM:  KB ‘Premium’ Round Loom Set (orange loom)

YARN:  540 yds of worsted weight merino wool. Knit Picks Tonal was used in sample , color Boysenberry (2 skeins).

NOTIONS:  tapestry needle, row counter (optional), stitch markers (2).

OTHER: 4 decorative buttons.

GAUGE: 11 sts x 15 rows = 2”.

SIZE: 12-24 months (2T-3T).

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

Rep=repeat

Yo=yarn over

K2tog=knit two together, slants to right

Ssk=slip, slip knit, slants to left.

Sl=slip (skip the peg with yarn behind the peg)

NOTES:

Two sizes provided: 12-24m and 2T-3T. When only one set of instructions is given, instructions pertain to both sizes. Instructions in ( ) pertain to size 2T-3T). Block Front and Back panels before assembly. 

Front side: place stitch markers on peg 51 (59) and peg 60 (68). Lace stitch pattern takes place over those 10 pegs.
Tip: For the lace stitch pattern, view the Wheat Eyelets video and follow the first 8 rows of the Flat Panel version.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Cast on 72 (80) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: sl 1, k to end of row.

Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: sl 1, p to last peg, k1.

Row 11: sl 1, k to end of row.

Row 12: sl 1, p5, k to last 6 pegs, p5, k1.

Repeat Rows 11 and 12 until you reach Row 120 (140).

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Block.

FRONT

Cast on 72 (80) sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: sl 1, k to end of row.

Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: sl 1, p to last peg, k1.

Row 11: sl 1, k to peg 50 (58), k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k to end of row.

Row 12: sl 1, p5, k to last 6 pegs, p5, k1.

Repeat Rows 11 and 12 until you reach Row 138.

Next row: sl 1, k to end of row.

Next row: sl 1, p5, k to last 6 sts, p5, k1.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Block.

NECK COWL

Cast on 68 (72) sts, prepare to work in the round.

Row 1-12: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Row 13: p to end of row.

Next 12 rows: *p2, k2; rep from * to end.

ASSEMBLY

Mattress stitch seam at the shoulders, approximately 3.5 (4) inches in on the left side, and the right side.

Using the mattress stitch, join the Collar to the body of the Poncho.

Weave in all ends.

Add 2 decorative buttons to each side, joining the front to the back.

4 thoughts on “Toddler Tunic

  1. What an adorable child! Oh, and the tunic is beautiful too. I wish my granddaughters were this size again!

  2. I’m ready to make the cowl part but I’m a little confused. It’s knitted flat but there are no instructions to sew it into a circle. Is it not sewn into a circle so it can be easily put on/taken off, or is that just missing from the directions?

    Can I just knit it round and then attach to the body?
    Thanks!

  3. Michelle,
    The little cowl/collar is worked in the round, then it is seamed/joined to the body with the mattress stitch. You could also try to pick up stitches around the opening, place them on the loom, and knit in the round with the item on the loom. You could also work it flat, then leave it open on one side for an added touch, you could position the opening to the side by one of the shoulders or even in the middle.

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