Sand Castle and Star Fish Beach Tunic by Susan Flanders

Sand Castle and Star Fish Beach Tunic

Knitting
January 1996
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st) using size 7 needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1295 - 1665 yards (1184 - 1522 m)

Pattern description from Knitting in America: “For Alice’s beach tunic (page 144), Sue first create a stitch pattern that look like fishnet (adapting a lace stitch pattern she found in a Mon Tricot stitch guide), then graphed a sand castle scene on her computer. Finally, she added the starfish appliqué. The matching accessories (see right) - a starfish hat and purse - are especially fur for young children. The entire ensemble is made with Reynolds Saucy, a mercerized cotton. The pattern appears on page 214.”

Measurements:

  • To fit size 2 (4, 6, 8) or chest sizes 21 (23, 24.5, 26.5)“
  • Chest at underarm 27 (29.5, 31.5, 33.5)“
  • Length from shoulder 14.5 (16.5, 17.5, 18.5)“
  • Sleeve width at upper arm 11 (12, 14, 15)“

Materials:

  • 3 (3, 4, 4) 3.5oz / 100g skeins (each approx 185yd / 166m) of Reynolds Saucy in #817 Natural (MC)
  • 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins in #753 Taupe (A)
  • 1 skein each in #071 Blue (B), #528 Sage (C) and #396 Ashes of Roses (S)
  • One pair size 7 needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 7 circular needle 16” long
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers

Additional Gauge: 18 sts and 18 rows to 4” over Fishnet Pat using size 7 needles. To save time and to ensure accurate sizing, check gauges.