Raglan Tunic I

As promised, I finished up my raglan tunic (on ravelry) tonight, while watching the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition.

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The pattern is Wovenflame‘s Top-Down Raglan Tunic for Littlefee pattern.  Well, more or less.  As I mentioned before, I used to wrong size yarn… the wrong size needles… and apparently miscounted stitches somewhere because when I stopped to count they didn’t add up.  It has a cozy, oversized fit on the mannequin and may fit a bit more closely on a doll wearing clothes underneath.  I also knit the whole thing on the same size needles and cast on loosely, so it has a wide/off-the-shoulder neckline unlike in the pattern.

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My yarn is Louisa Harding Ondine, a DK-weight, multitonal cotton yarn. I used colorway 09, Disco, and US 1 straight and dpns.  My tension changes when I switch between knitting flat and in the round, which is the only thing I’m really dissatisfied with on this project.

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I’ve been working primarily with wool and wool blends recently, and I’d forgotten how much I love cotton as a fiber, and Ondine is easy to work with despite the number of plies.

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As a related but side note, the girl all these tiny clothes are being made for should be arriving soon, so we’ll get to see how they really fit finally!

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Writer, knitter, composer, artist, DIYer and a half-dozen flavors of geek. View all posts by Marika

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