Tunisian Vest by Kathleen Power Johnson
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Tunisian Vest

August 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in tweed pattern stitch on size H/8 (5 mm) afghan hook
5.0 mm (H)
3.75 mm (F)
1176 - 1617 yards (1075 - 1479 m)
Men's 39½ (44, 48, 51¾, 56½)" (100.5 (112, 122, 131.5, 143.5) cm) chest circumference, buttoned
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Interweave SKU: EP0853

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store:
Basic Tunisian crochet-aka afghan stitch-blossoms into an elegant honeycomb pattern when it’s combined with its alter ego, Tunisian purl. Work two colors of tweedy yarn on alternate rows and you get a distinguished fabric that’s ideal for a classic man’s vest. In this instance, the color-work pattern is limited to the fronts, while the back is worked in simple Tunisian crochet in a solid color. If you’re unfamiliar with Tunisian crochet, find out how to do it in the primer, included in instructions.

Finished Size: 39½ (44, 48, 51¾, 56½)“ (100.5 (112, 122, 131.5, 143.5) cm) chest circumference, buttoned. Vest shown measures 44” (112 cm).

Yarn: Jo Sharp DK Tweed (85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere; 147 yd (135 m)/1¾ oz (50 g)): #405 Emporio (burgundy; MC), 6 (6, 7, 8, 9) balls; #403 emerald (green; CC), 2 (2, 2, 2) balls. Yarn distributed by JCA, Inc.

Yarn weight: #3 - Light

Gauge: 17 sts and 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) in tweed pattern stitch on size H/8 (5-mm) afghan hook.

Needles/Hooks: Afghan or cro-hook size H/8 (5 mm); crochet hook size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; waste yarn for holding sts; size F/5 (3.75-mm) crochet hook; markers (m); 1 yd (1 meter) oval elastic for skirt waist; sharp-pointed sewing needle and matching thread for sewing skirt elastic.

Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Fall 2004