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Lekala 4412 – tunic from knit fabric

Hello there!  Here I am again.  Churning out those blog posts while I have the opportunity and the inclination!  This time I bring you Lekala 4412, subtitled “tunic from knit fabric”.

Lekala 4412 technical drawing

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I am calling this one a success. It fits just as I think that it should. Hooray for the protruding belly adjustment! The fabric is a double layered, textured knit that was in my stash. It was very soft and has worked nicely in this style.

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Construction was all on the overlocker, so it was very fast. It’s also a straightforward design. I think that it would lend itself very well to colour blocking. Choice of fabric is important. You want something soft, but not thin.

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The only thing that I’m not too keen on is the high roll neckline. It’s not too tight – and in fact it’s pretty much like the fashion illustration on the Lekala website – but I really don’t like high necks. Which is a bit weird because I am more than happy to wear scarves around my neck and do so on a regular basis. I wonder what is going on deep in my psyche there?

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This is one of the Lekala patterns that I ordered with a narrow shoulder adjustment. It really doesn’t make much difference in this style, but after having used a few patterns with that adjustment now I am quite sure that I can skip that adjustment completely.

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This is a snug dress and would be even better for winter with the sleeves lengthened. As it is I can easily layer a thin long sleeved top underneath. I am calling this dress a win.  And thanks for the brooch Mum – I love it!


11 thoughts on “Lekala 4412 – tunic from knit fabric

  1. This one is definitely a success! I’m the same as you, don’t like high necks, but regularly wear scarves. I think it’s because I can adjust the scarf so it’s not too tight around my neck.

  2. That is great! I too dislike high necks but scarves are OK because I can RIP them off at a moments notice … like hot flash coming 🙂 Nice fit.

  3. That’s a great tunic and the colour looks great on you! Ahhh, the high collar thing. Scarves are a lot softer and you can put on and take off when/as you’d like. I laughed at Susan’s comment re hot flash coming…yeah, there’s that too!

  4. Love this pattern Lara – would be easy to change the neckline to a simple binding. Think I may have to look this one up and give Lakala a go.

  5. Scarves also keep the back of the neck warm but with a lower neckline at the front you (we – I’m quite short) look taller ! (I like the shape/size of the neckline on your apple green top.) This tunic is a great fit – it’s so inspiring to see what you’ve made – keep it up! However, Hope you don’t mind me critiquing it – I think it would look better with black tights! (Too much blue.) I love the brooch …

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