My oldest daughter is 8 years old (actually, she’ll be 9 in less than 3 weeks) and recently insisted we head to the yarn store so she could pick some yarn, “I really need you to make me a new top, mama.” I, of course, couldn’t say no to that! Apparently, my fiber calling has neglected the needs of my sweet girls, so I devoted time to knitting them just the right thing (yes, my youngest will be showing off her new garment very, VERY soon, so keep an eye out).

Zuli Tunic


Eldest gal is strong, independent, wild-child, fun, and absolutely loves roughing it out on the mountain bike trails with her daddy. She wanted something for spring, something that was cute, but not girly and definitely “not something boring.” I think Zuli Tunic fits the … er… “request” rather nicely. At any rate, she’s as pleased as punch and has worn it constantly. 

Zuli Tunic

The good news for you is that you can knit the same cuteness for your own young gal. I’m confident that they will love it as much as my Eldest does. Basic cables, subtle lace, and delightful texture ensure that your time is interesting, fun, and quick. What is especially awesome and makes this perfect for the Adventurous Beginner is that there is zero sleeve shaping! Two sides are worked flat and then seamed together from hem to armhole – that’s it! This will be a garment that you can actually get done easily.

As always, I strive to ensure that my patterns are filled with beautiful photos, easy to read text, eye-catching layout, and everything you need to know in order to complete the project. Zuli Tunic has both written and charted instructions for you to choose between so nearly any skill level can have fun with the stitch pattern. Also note that measurements are provided in standard and metric units.


You are especially going to be happy with this news: It is on SALE! 

Right now through Sunday (11:59pm), you can get it for $4.50 (that’s 25% off of the regular price).






skill levelIntermediate

finished measurements
Finished Bust Circumference: 20 3/4 (23 1/4, 25 3/4, 28 1/4, 28 1/4, 31, 33 1/2)” / 52.5 (59, 65.5, 71.5, 71.5, 78.5, 85) cm.
Intended to fit with 2 – 3 1/2″ / 5 – 9 cm positive ease. Pullover shown in size 8.

250 (285, 324, 410, 461, 533, 603) yds / 229 (261, 296, 375, 422, 487, 551) m DK Weight, CYC #3
Sample shown in: Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash (130 yds / 119 m per 1 3/4 oz / 50 g ball; 100% superwash fine merino): Firecracker, #1104, 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.

Side Note: this yarn is positively lovely and has a lightweight, springy texture that makes it perfect for spring knits. Definitely give it a whirl! 

Size 7 US (4.5 mm) 16-inch / 40.5 cm circular needles and set of four double-pointed needles (dpns).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct finished gauge.

cable needle (cn); 4 safety-pin style stitch markers (m); tapestry needle

finished gauge
22 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after blocking
22 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Zuli Stitch after blocking

pattern notes
This pullover is worked flat, in pieces, and seamed together. When working with the circular, do not join for the body. The first and last stitch of every row is knit for easier seaming.

Ready to get it? You can purchase it directly RIGHT HERE! Happy Knitting!

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