My capo design as a tunic? Yes, please!
Here’s my original Capo:
And here’s a tunic version (which also has some fun color blocking going on too!):
I can’t take credit for the tunic version – it was knit by my friend Suzie (and owner of KnitWit Yarn Shop!). She knit it in Quince & Co Osprey in the colors Malbec, Maple and Shell. Here are some tips on making Capo a tunic and using the color blocking technique like Suzie did:
- Cast-on the same amount of stitches as the pattern says, but instead of working in the k1,p1 ribbing as the pattern instructs, you’re going to work in a broken rib: Round 1: k1, p1 to the end ; Round 2: knit to end (repeat these 2 rows).
- Work the body an extra 6-8″ longer than instructed in the pattern – the exact length will depend on how long you want it (and how long your legs are). If you have a tunic at home you like, measure its’ underarm to hem length to get an idea of what you should shoot for.
- That’s it! If you want to colorblock like in the picture, simply knit out 1 full skein of each of 2 colors, and then switch to your main color (I recommend doing that around 3″ before the underarm just so the color change doesn’t happen right at the bust line). In the above example, 1 skein was used of Malbec and Maple and 3 skeins were used of Shell (the top color).