Purple Smoothie Vest

Aug 24, 2011
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This easy Tunisian crochet vest is worked in one piece for minimal seaming. Crossed stitches create a textured, faux crocheted cable fabric. A short belt worked, onto the front, closes the front.

Designer: Dora Ohrenstein

Finished Size: 32½ (36½, 40½, 44½, 48½)" bust circumference to fit 34½ (38½, 42½, 46½, 50½)" bust, including 2" opening at front. Garment shown measures 32½", modeled with no ease.

Yarn: Knit One, Crochet Too Ambrosia, (70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 137 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #713 plum, 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) balls.

Hook Size: J/10 (6 mm) Tunisian hook; H/8 (5 mm), F/5 (3.75 mm), and D/3 (3.25 mm) standard hooks. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Belt buckle with center bar about ¾" long; st markers (m).

Gauge: Before blocking: 18½ tks and 23 rows = 4" in patt; after blocking: 16 tks and 18 rows = 4" in patt.

 


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