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New Lace Tunic
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Silk Mohair
Pattern Number: 90488AD
A simple rectangular construction and pretty knot-like details at the shoulders make this top a must-make project. Designed by Lily Chin for Lion Brand.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) in. (91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm) Finished Length 30 in. (76 cm), not including cowl collar
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
484-133 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Sunset
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 31.96
Alternative Quantity: 5, 6, 7, 8
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59
2 V-sts + 6 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
Front and Back of Tunic are worked as rectangles.
The side edges of Front and Back are sewed together to form side seams and cowl neck, leaving openings for armholes.
The shoulders are shaped by seaming diagonal lines, through both thicknesses, from the top of the armhole openings and working toward the center of the piece.
BACK Ch 74 (82, 90, 98, 106).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 73 (81, 89, 97, 105) sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, sk first sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, sk next 2 sc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next sc (V-st made), ch 1, sk next 2 sc, *dc in next 3 sc, ch 1, sk next 2 sc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next sc, ch 1, sk next 2 sc; rep from * across to last 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc - 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) V-sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), turn, sk first 3 dc, 7 dc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc (center dc of 3-dc group), ch 1, sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, ch 1, sk last 2 dc, dc in top of turning ch.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc; rep from * across, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, sk first dc, 3 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, *7 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc; rep from * across, 3 dc in turning ch-sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, sk first dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc; rep from * across, dc in next dc, dc in top of turning ch.
Rep Rows 3-6 until piece measures 39 in.
(99 cm) from beg, end with a Row 3.
Do not fasten off.
Trim Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc, sk next dc) 3 times, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, *sc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc, sk next dc) 3 times, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * across, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Row 2 Turn, sl st in first sc, *(sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc) 4 times, sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc; rep from * across.Fasten off.
FRONTWork same as Back.
FINISHING Seam lower 20 in.
(51 cm) of Front and Back together for side seams.
Leave next 8 1/2 in.
(21.5 cm) open for armholes, and sew last 11 1/2 in.
(29 cm) for cowl.
Shape Shoulders Place markers 1 1/2 in.
(4 cm) up from top of armhole along each side edge, and 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) in.
(10 (12.5, 15, 18, 20.5) cm) straight across from each edge.
The 10 in.
between the markers is the neck opening.
Seam a diagonal line through both thicknesses between the markers.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
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