All Tunics Right Front

1 Work as for your left front, reversing armhole, neck, and shoulder shaping.

2 Go to "Make Neckband, Button Bands, and Armbands: All Tunics," page 158.

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MAKE NECKBAND, BUTTON BANDS, AND ARMBANDS: ALL TUNICS

When making a neckband, button bands, or armbands, be sure to pick up sts evenly. When picking up stitches along a vertical or shaped edge, remember that row height is less than stitch width: pick up approximately 3 stitches every 4 rows or 4 stitches every 5 rows. If you are working an edging that requires a certain multiple of sts, work that in when picking up sts. For more information on picking up stitches, see pages 262-263.

Neckband

You work this edging back and forth in rows on a long circular needle one size smaller than the needles used for the tunic

1 Sew both shoulder seams and steam, if yarn's care instructions allow. (For information on seams, see pages 163 and 253-256.)

2 With RS facing and starting at beg right neck shaping, use circ needle to pick up and k sts up the right neck to shoulder seam, k across the back neck sts from holder, and pick up and k the same number of sts down left front neck as picked up for right neck.

3 Work in edging of your choice to desired length.

5 Go to "Button Bands," below. Button Bands

You work this edging on a long circular needle so you can comfortably pick up stitches all the way up the front. Even though it's on a circular needle, you work it back and forth in rows.

1 With RS facing, use circ needle one size smaller than that used for tunic body to pick up and k sts evenly down center left front edge from top to hem.

2 Work in edging of your choice to desired length.

4 Place markers for buttons on left front as desired, starting 'h inch down from beg neck shaping.

5 With RS facing and beg at right front hem, use circ needle to evenly pick up and k same number of sts as for left button band up center right front edge to top.

6 Work in edging patt for 1 row.

7 Next row: Cont in edging patt, but work buttonholes opposite markers this row. (See pages 260-261 for buttonhole techniques.)

8 Cont in patt to same length as left button band.

0 Go to "Armbands," on the next page.

Armbands

The armbands are worked on a circular needle but worked back and forth in rows.

O With RS facing, use a short circular needle one size smaller than that used for vest body to pick up and k sts evenly up left front armhole to shoulder seam and then the same number of sts down left back armhole to end.

0 Work in chosen edging patt to desired length.

o Rep for right armband, except start picking up sts on the back.

0 Go to "Finish Tunic: All Tunics," below.

FINISH TUNIC: ALL TUNICS

O Sew side seams, leaving a slit 3-4 inches up from hem, if desired. (For information on seams, see pages 163 and 253-256.)

0 Work in any rem ends.

0 Lightly steam seams, if yarn's care instructions allow.

© Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

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