POW: Puck’s Tunic

What linen lace have we swaggering here?
A tunic fit for wise and clever sorts
Line of lace that follow the fireflies’ flight
An airy tee designed for impish times.

Puck’s Tunic by Susanna IC combines an unfitted silhouette with a geometric lace pattern down the front and back. You’ll find that the knitting goes very quickly, given the tee’s simplicity and the DK-weight yarn. It takes two identical rectangles mostly in stockinette, with a simple lace motif in the middle, then seam the sides up to the armholes.

The yarn, Juniper Moon Farm Zooey, blends cotton and linen to keep this top soft and light for summer adventures. It is the quintessential warm-weather yarn and softens up substantially with washing, which is easy to do because it’s machine washable. The line is available in many gorgeous colors, including neutrals and saturated shades.

Check out all of the other Shakespeare-themed projects in Interweave Knits Summer 2017! They’re split into warm-weather and cold-weather collections honoring two of the Bard’s most beloved plays. Historian Christopher John Brooke Phillips explains how lacemaking appeared in Twelfth Night and children’s rhymes. Get the third installment of a technical series called “Get the Perfect Edge: Tubular Cast-ons”. Finally, be sure to peruse the story of a wood turner who makes gorgeous yarn bowls.

Project Details

Detail of Puck’s Tunic by Susanna IC

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 32.5 (36, 40.5, 44, 48.5, 52, 56.5) ” bust circumference. Tunic shown measures 36″; modeled with 4″ of positive ease.

Yarn Juniper Moon Farm Zooey (60% cotton, 40% linen): #06 sel gris, 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in St st; Lace chart = 5.5″ wide.

Which summer garments are you excited about making? Let us know in the comments!

Happy knitting,

Sarah Rothberg
Assistant Editor, Interweave Knits

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  1. melody m at 4:47 pm June 12, 2017

    can I just get this pattern on line? I’m a first time knitting about to stop already in the middle of this cause I lost the magazine and now had to buy another.

  2. Sarah R at 9:31 am June 13, 2017

    Hi Melody,

    We are so sorry to hear about you having to buy another copy, next time please feel free to contact our customer service (https://www.interweave.com/contact-us/).

    Unfortunately the individual patterns go on sale three months after the magazine’s publish date so we do not have an individual pattern to send you.

    If I could suggest, (and I do this myself) you could make a copy of the patterns you plan to make and store them in a binder. You can make copies at your local library, Kinkos (FedEx Office), or Staples. This way, even if you lose your copy, you still have the patterns.

    We also offer digital versions of our magazines. Here is the link to the Interweave Knits Summer 2017 digital issue, as an example (https://www.interweave.com/store/interweave-knits-summer-2017-digital-edition).

    If you have questions please feel free to send us an email at knits@interweave.com.

    I hope you keep knitting,

    Assistant Editor, Interweave Knits

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