Cranesbill Square Blouse

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Description
The designer uses traditional crocheted lace motifs as an integral part of this modern, slim and pretty V-neck top. Called Cranesbill lace, the squares are worked individually and inserted between panels of twisted stockinette stitch. Always attentive to construction details, Shirley has used a shaping method for the armholes and neckline that yields a smooth edge to accommodate a crocheted picot edging. A soft, buttery cotton makes the top comfortable to wear, and it looks as good paired with jeans as it does with a dressy skirt.

SKU: EP0809

Author/Speaker/Editor: Shirley Paden-Bernstein

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Details
Finished Size: 36 (39, 42, 45)" (91.5 [99, 106.5, 114.5] cm). Blouse shown measures 36" (91.5 cm).
Yarn: Aurora Yarns Safran (100% cotton; 174 yd [159 m]/50 g): #01 dusty pink, 6 (7, 8, 9) balls.
Yarn weight: #2 - Fine
Gauge: 12 sts and 12 rows = 4" (10 cm) in sc before felting; 14 1/2 sts and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) after felting.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Hook Size E/4 (3.5 mm) and G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" (10 cm) in crossed St st on size 7 (4.5-mm) needles. Crocheted squares measure 2 1/2" (6.5 cm) square with size E/4 (3.5-mm) hook and 3" (7.5 cm) square with size G/6 (4-mm) hook.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Fall 2004

SKU: EP0809

Author/Speaker/Editor: Shirley Paden-Bernstein

Format: eProject