Ara Tunic


Designed for Quince and Co, the Ara tunic is a blend of modern style and laid-back vibe. The tunic length and slightly oversized fit drapes beautifully in Quince & Co’s Tern, and the long slit hem gives a contemporary feel. Details include a front set-in pocket as well as a subtle textured stitch pattern at the yoke.

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Sizes: 36½ (40, 43½, 47, 51¼, 54½, 58¾)” [92.5 (101.5, 110.5, 119.5, 130, 138.5, 149) cm] bust circumference; pick a size that is 5-8″/13-20 cm larger than your actual bust measurement, depending on your desired fit.

Gauge: 23 sts and 32 rnds = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles, after blocking.

Yarn: Heavy fingering or Sport-weight yarn, shown in Quince & Co Tern (75% wool, 25% silk, 50g=221 yds), 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins

Needles and other supplies:

• US 6/4 mm 24″/60 cm & 32″/80 cm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

• US 5/3.75 mm 16″/40 cm circular needles, or 1 size smaller than that used to obtain gauge.

Construction: Tunic is knitted from the bottom up, with front and back worked flat separately and joined together just below the bust, then worked in the round to the underarm. Front and back are then worked separately with short row shaping and joined using the three-needle bind off. Stitches are picked up around neck edge and worked in a garter trim. Pocket lining is sewn to WS of front using the whip stitch.