Doyenne Tunic by Evelyn Siatra

Doyenne Tunic

November 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche rib on larger needles.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1793 - 3097 yards (1640 - 2832 m)
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Nothing says luxury like a sumptuous cashmere pullover. Here, a high neck drapes beautifully into a cowl at the collar and extra length in the sleeves allows for rolling or pushing up the cuff for modern styling. Wear it with a generous amount of ease for a tunic-length pullover or knit down a size or two for a more tailored look.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 47 1/2 (52, 57 1/4, 61 3/4, 66 1/4, 71 1/2, 76, 80 1/2)“ hip circumference. Tunic shown measures 52”; modeled with 16” of positive ease.

Yarn Plymouth Yarn Cuzco Cashmere (40% Superbaby Alpaca, 40% Mulberry Silk, 20% Cashmere; 163 yd 150 m/13/4 oz 50 g): #10 Natural, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19) balls.

Yarn Weight 3

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 16” and 32” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle; markers; sewing thread; sewing needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 44 rows = 4” in Brioche rib on larger needles.


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  • The sweater is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The collar is worked in the round.

  • The shape of this design creates a very roomy bust. Choose your size based on your hip measurement.

  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

  • When counting stitches, count each slipped stitch and its companion yarnover as one stitch.

  • When counting rows, each visible stitch in a column represents two rows worked: one row in which the stitch was worked as brk and the following row when it was slipped with its companion yarnover.