Convertible TuniCowl

This tunic top can be worn frontwards or backwards, or as a cowl. I love creating art yarn pieces that are multi functional. For the front of my tunic I used 30 yards of recycled sari silk ribbon. This ribbon was sewn together from black to a small strip of blush pink and then ivory. Then for the back of the tunic I used 30 yards of handspun boucle textured yarn in a double elongated stitch. I knit the sari silk into a rectangle, and the boucle into a rectangle, and then I seamed the shoulders and sides - leaving plenty of room for the armholes. To wear this tunic as a cowl, just drape it around your neck and use one of the armholes as the second wrap to shorten. 

MATERIALS

  • 30 yards recycled sari ribbon yarn or handspun yarn
  • 30 yards handspun yarn
  • Size 35 knitting needles
  • Crochet Hook for seaming
  • Extra matching yarn (I used black) for seaming

PATTERN

Front

Cast on 12 stitches with your recycled sari ribbon yarn (or handspun)

Knit in a double elongated stitch until the piece reaches 20 inches long.

Bind off tightly (this is the neckline)

Back

Cast on 14 stitches with your handspun yarn

Knit in a double elongated stitch until the piece reaches 30 inches long

Bind off tightly (this is the back neckline)

SEAMING

  • Seam the shoulders together with a crochet hook and yarn, matching the necklines of the front and back. You can adjust the width of the shoulders by seaming more or less yarn from the sides.
  • Seam the sides together with a crochet hook and yarn - leaving large holes for the arms. For a ruched effect, pull the extra ten inches of the back up and seam to the corner of the front side.