Tasca Tunic Construction
The Tasca KAL is on!!!! We cast on September 1st, and this post should help you understand the construction of Tasca a bit more!
Tasca is a seamless tunic with pockets knit with my unique side-to-side construction!!! Tasca means “pocket” in Italian… I invented a way to incorporate pockets into your tunic’s side panels. Watch this video to learn a bit more about Tasca!
This pattern is written with both tunic and cropped length options… you will get both versions of the pattern when you purchase it. The Tasca Collection includes, Tasca for Babies, Tasca for Kids, and 4 adult versions (2 sport and 2 worsted). 6 patterns in all!It is important for you to understand how Tasca is constructed, especially if you are thinking of making any adjustments to the pattern.
Most importantly, row gauge is more important than stitch gauge as since you are working the sweater side-to side the rows determine the width of your sweater and the sts determine the length! This is probably different than many sweaters you have knit in the past!
TASCA TUNIC CONSTRUCTION
Step 1: Provisionally cast on sts for the front and back of your sweater. This is where you will add length for the body if you need it
Then you'll work across all the sts, back, sleeve, front and work the shoulder rows to the neckline split. Next, you’ll be splitting your stitches for the neckline, and working the front and back neckline sts with two balls of yarn.
Then you'll rejoin for the left shoulder and work it!
Time for some Origami... fold your tunic in half at the shoulder!
Now you work a side panel with an integrated pocket perpendicular to the body of the tunic.
As you work through the Side Panel, RS rows decrease st(s) from the Front, and WS rows decrease st(s) from the Back. The pattern includes a private video to teach you this step in detail!
Finally you work the arm bands in the round in garter stitch, and a lovely mitered neckline to finish your tunic off!