Stripes Collision Tunic by Natasha Robarge

Stripes Collision Tunic

May 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in alternating dc, sc rows with larger hook - horizontal, blocked
3.75 mm (F)
4.25 mm (G)
1311 - 2185 yards (1199 - 1998 m)
39 (41, 43½, 45½, 49½, 52½, 54)" bust circumference.
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Worked from the center out, unique construction and thoughtful details vie for best in show in the Stripes Collision Tunic. Keyhole openings on both front and back add interest, while the split hem give ease of movement. This mitered masterpiece uses a nice blend of lambswool and linen, perfect for the lazy days of summer.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 2

Finished Size 39 (41, 43½, 45½, 49½, 52½, 54)“ bust circumference. Sample shown measures 39”, modeled with 5½” of positive ease.

Yarn Schoppel ALB Lino (distributed by Skacel) (85% wool, 15% linen; 437 yd 400 m/3½ oz 100 g): #628794 rose mélange (MC), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls; #728043 natur (CC) 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) ball(s).

Hook Sizes F/5 (3.75 mm), G/6 (4.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Stitch markers (m); yarn needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 14 rows = 4” in alternating dc, sc rows with larger hook—horizontal, blocked; 15 sts and 14 rows = 4 “ in alternating dc, sc rows with larger hook—vertical, blocked.

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  • Front and back are worked separately from the center neck slit outward in a three-sided granny-square fashion.

  • Main pattern alternates two right-side (RS) rows (double crochet dc in main color MC and single crochet sc in coordinating color CC) with two wrong-side rows (double crochet dc in main color MC and single crochet sc in coordinating color CC).

  • Hem border is worked in mosaic crochet technique maintaining same alternating of two right-side with two wrong-side rows, but colors are reversed.

  • To decrease 2 double crochets in center section, work a double crochet two together (dc2tog), e.g., 10 stitches after first marker (m) and 10 stitches (sts) before next marker (m). On following decrease rows, stagger the double crochet two together (dc2tog) to make it less obvious by, e.g., working more or fewer stitches after/before the marker (m).

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