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Aspira One Button Tunic



This gorgeous Aspira One Button Tunic is a great little number to have in your closet this spring. With a loose-fitting shape, this sweater can be worn alone in the summer or with a long-sleeved shirt underneath in cooler weather. Learn how to knit a sweater with these instructions that come in small, medium and large.

Aspira One Button Tunic
Aspira One Button Tunic
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Knitting Needle Size: 7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)



  • (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Bamboo;): Color #0008 Misty Taupe, 10 (13, 16)oz/283 (368, 453)m
  • One pair size U.S. 7 (4.5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Crochet hook size E-4 (3.5mm)
  • Yarn needle

Small (Medium, Large)

Chest/Bust 36 (40, 44)"/91.5 (101.5, 112)cm
Length 26 (27 ½, 29)"/66 (70, 73.5)cm

In Stockinette stitch, using U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) needles, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm

Stockinette stitch (St st)


Pattern Diagram



CO 3 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, M1, k1, M1, k1—5 sts.
Row 2 and all even rows: Sl 1 purlwise, purl to end.
Row 3: Sl 1, k1, M1, p1, M1, k2—7 sts.
Row 5: Sl 1, k1, M1, p1, k1, p1, M1, k2—9 sts.
Row 7: Sl l 1, k1, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2.
Row 9: Sl 1, k1,M1, k1, (p1, k1) to last 2 sts, M1, k2.
Row 10: Repeat Rows 7-10 until there are 53 (59, 65) sts.

Next and every RS row: Sl 1, k1, M1, work in patt to last 3 sts, dec 1 st (skp), k1.
Next and every WS row: Sl 1, purlwise, purl to end.
Repeat last 2 rows until left (dec) side measures 15 (16, 17)".

Shape Sleeve
Maintaining patt, inc 1 st at side edge every row 8 times—61 (67, 73) sts.

Shape Neck
Maintaining patt, BO at beg of neck edge 3 sts 4 times, then 1 st 4 times; AT THE SAME TIME, at sleeve edge, dec 1 st every 4th row 6 times. Note: 6 patt repeats have been completed—39 (45, 53) sts.

Shape Shoulder
Continue to dec 1 st at sleeve edge every 4th row 4 more times; AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge every row 5 times, then BO 5 (6, 7) sts at neck edge 6 times.


Work as for Left Back reversing shaping.

Note: Patt is worked sideways.
CO 4 sts. Work in patt for 2 rows.
Next row and every other row: CO 2 sts, patt to end.  Continue in patt until there are 54 (60, 66) sts.
CO 1 st every other row until there are 66 (72, 78) sts. Work 3 rows in patt.

Middle Pleat (RS): Purl.
Continue working in St st and short rows as follows:
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2 (RS): Knit.
Rows 3 and 4: P20, turn and wrap, knit to end.
Rows 5 and 6: P40, turn and wrap, knit to end.
Rows 7 and 8: P60, turn and wrap, knit to end.
Row 9: Purl all sts.
Row 10: Knit all sts.
Rows 11 and 12: P60, turn and wrap, knit to end.
Rows 13 and 14: P40, turn and wrap, knit to end.
Rows 15 and 16: P20, turn and wrap, knit to end.
Row 17: Purl.
Resume patt reversing shaping by dec 1 st at beg of every other row 12 times. BO 2 sts at beg of every other row until there are no sts.

With RS facing, pick up and k67 (73, 79) sts along side front top edge. Work in patt for 4" (6 patt repeats), inc 1 st each edge every 4 rows 6 times—79 (85. 91) sts.
Then on RS side edge BO very loosely 2 sts at beg of every RS row 26 times. Shape Sleeve: Inc 1 st at sleeve edge every row 8 times. Then dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 5 times. AT THE SAME TIME, BO 5 (6, 7) sts at beg of side edge for shoulder seam 6 times.
Reverse shaping for other side panel.

Sew shoulder, side and back seams.
With crochet hook and two strands of yarn, work 1 row single crochet around armholes and neckline. If desired, work a chain 6 buttonloop where button is placed. Work 1 row single crochet around bottom edges.

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Reviews More Reviews

Jul 14, 2014

I've been knitting 40+ years, and can't 'make' this pattern work! Thought it was lovely, but nothing matched up, even though my gauge was dead on.


Apr 1, 2014

ok, I'm very new to knitting, and besides scarfs and hats, this is my first project and I'm jumping in. Does the dec1 mean slip knit pass (skp) every time? What does BO mean? and it's very vague when it says maintaining patt and work in patt... maintain the pattern? I haven't seen any pattern established. each instruction is new and unique and at no point have they separately said... "this is the set pattern to work in, when we say, 'work in patt'"


19 Ratings

Mar 3, 2014

I need to know how to make the m1 stitch . I know it's an increase stitch but is there a special way to do it?


Mar 1, 2014

Why does anyone need a link? The pattern is here. Why not do as I did? Take a screenshot (I had to do this in 2 sections) open it in your paint program and crop the relevant parts. Then save as .jpeg and insert the picture into a Word document (or any office program) and simply print out. The whole process will only take a minute or two and saves tearing your hair out looking for a working link. I print all my patterns out using this method. Incidentally, I have just finished the first back piece. The shape kept me guessing right up until I spread it out on the carpet, then it all became clear. I kept thinking the pattern was wrong as the shoulder shaping seemed back to front to me, but I kept going to the end. The designer is quite simply, an absolute genius!


Jan 24, 2014

I am most grateful for some beautiful patterns in larger sizes. It is so hard to find really pretty and also delicate designs but for the larger figure, its a if the fuller figure person doesn't wish to wear anything so elegant. Oh please show more. Many many thanks from Nina in UK xx


Nov 16, 2013

i cannot seem to print any of the free patterns at all. The links dont seem to work or you are redirected to site after site, yet no free pattern. Anyone else experience this?


Oct 1, 2013

There is a new link to go directly to this pattern: The people at yarnspirations said since the yarn is discontinued, the pattern has been moved. If the link doesn't work, you can go to their site and, at the bottom of the page, under "RESOURCES" click 'NaturallyCaron Patterns'. There are tons of free patterns available.


Sep 30, 2013

I can't get it to pop up either. I have even found it listed on Ravelry and the link doesn't work from there! What a bummer...


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