(NEW 2022)What Would Frida Wear?
This tunic is my knitted version of one of Frida Kahlo’s traditional Tehuantepec-style Mexican tops, which could traditionally be as short as a cropped t-shirt or as long as a dress. The sweater is made in a modular style. The front and back are the same. First a center panel is knit, then stitches are picked up on the side of the panel and worked outward to the side edge. The shoulder seams and side seams are joined with Russian grafting, then the cap sleeves are knit out from the armhole. Finally the neck is finished off with a few rows of garter stitch.
If you don’t have a full, ruffled, floor-length skirt like Frida wore, you can also wear this with jeans, leggings, or a straight black skirt. Add a turtleneck underneath the sweater for extra warmth
Suggested yarn: Valley Yarns Amherst
Yarn weight: Worsted (9 wpi)
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Checker Stitch
Needle size: US 7 – 4.5 mm
Yardage: 1199 – 1526 yards (1096 – 1395 m)
Sizes available: XS [S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X]
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