convertible (halter, tunic, cowl, scarf) by Suzanne Resaul

convertible (halter, tunic, cowl, scarf)

January 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles, see notes
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
601 yards (550 m)
one size, see notes below
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Just unearthed this tube thingy, completely forgotten from several years back.

Had much fun today trying it on in several old and new ways. Please forgive the self made photos/bad lighting. I have done my best to crop out the double chin wherever possible.

  1. twisted halter, cowl neck, front
  2. twisted halter, cowl neck, back
  3. twisted halter, v-neck, front
  4. twisted halter, v-neck, front
  5. twisted halter, v-neck, back
  6. flat halter, v-neck, front
  7. flat halter, v-neck, back
  8. tunic, cowl neck, on shoulders
  9. tunic, cowl neck, off shoulders
  10. tunic, cowl neck, off shoulders
  11. sideways?? maybe not so much.
  12. pull through scarf
  13. twisted into cowl
  14. twisted cowl lifted into snood?
  15. well maybe not.
  16. oh hell, no!
  17. measurements

(more photos at bottom of page showing unworn tube)

was some kind of acrylic worsted from my mom’s stash. guessing that the needles I owned at the time were 6.0mm and 8.0mm:

with 6.0mm CO 90 sts, join in round.
knit 3x3 ribbing for 9”.
split 1/2 for front/back, 45 sts each.

with 8.0mm knit front in stockinette for 14” (from end of ribbing) slipping the 1st stitch each row.
repeat for back.

rejoin in the round.
with 6.0mm knit 3x3 ribbing for 9” (from end of stockinette).

FO weighs 215g, so probably at least 500m?

I wonder how the joins will hold up to some of the twisted wearing of this piece, and whether or not the shape will hold enough to wear it flat/straight again?

Sorry, I forgot to go back and type in the tension:
ribbing on 6.0mm 4” = 12 sts x 19 rows
stockinette on 8.0mm 4” = 10 sts x 12 rows.
I’ll fix the pdf right away.

Also in Portuguese, link to pdf, with thanks to Tricosemcostura on her blog.

25Mar2011 Arte Brasil Feature here

Now available in French, with thanks to Particules
Now let’s see if I can add the pdf…

Now available in Danish with thanks to MamaJensen