Skill Level: Intermediate
Summer or winter, worn on its own or with layers, this sleeveless A-line tunic is fun to knit and to wear. The knitter is free to vary the length if s/he prefers a longer dress or shorter blouse length. Just be sure to purchase an extra ball of yarn if lengthening.
The tunic is knit from the bottom up, and then divided at the underarms, where it is knit flat for the remainder. The rolled edge combines with eyelet to make a feminine, but very simple, border that contrasts nicely with the pleasing St st and clean lines. The sleeve and neckline borders are picked up and knitted after the body of the tunic is complete. A small button closes the neckline at the back, to allow plenty of space for toddler noggins. This is a great project for an advanced beginner who is trying her/his hand at openwork and learning to pick up stitches.