Tunisian Island Wrap, prototype
November 14, 2009
January 3, 2010

Tunisian Island Wrap, prototype

Project info
Neck Lattice by Vashti Braha
Neck / TorsoScarf
whatever 100g of sock yarn gets me
Hooks & yarn
6.0 mm (J)
Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock
none left in stash
1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6 meters), 100 grams
Tropical Yarns in Miramar, Florida
October 11, 2009

This is the original prototype for a design that has just been published {Dec 2011} by Interweave Press in the book, Simply Crochet (click on Neck Lattice above). It was originally intended for my indie line of crochet patterns.
This one uses fingering weight (alpaca blend sock) yarn. The one shown in the book uses the same amount of yarn and same Tunisian hook size, but with lace weight alpaca yarn. I like both and I enjoyed seeing the differences between the two yarn weights. I love how versatile this stitch pattern is.
See Tunisian Islander Wrap for my indie-published variation of this design. Also see my Shakti & Shaktism projects for designs along the same lines.
{These notes date from the end of 2009}:
Actually had to buy a digital scale to complete this project! I blogged about that here and here. It has turned into a kind of game or challenge to see how close I came by using a scale.
I’m really enjoying the idea of it: start at one top corner and increase at only one edge. After using up half the yarn, decrease over the same number of rows. I also enjoy the look and feel of the stitch in this beautiful yarn. I bought more of the yarn to make a bigger one.
Also worked out a lovely edging. Pattern is being tech edited. I think it would be a really fun Crochet-Along or online class. (All of my patterns will be available soon. I’m getting impatient to open the vault!)

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by Misti Alpaca
50% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 10% Silk, 10% Nylon
437 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: December 18, 2009
  • Finished: January 8, 2010
  • Updated: November 29, 2011