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Juanita Top

Cap sleeves and a drawstring waist add flattering shape to a lacy vest.
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Description
This designer often finds the simplest combinations are the most elegant. Here, tussah silk melds beautifully with a simple mesh and Solomon's Knot pattern in a swingy lightweight vest. Cap sleeves and a drawstring waist shape the simple garment. Comfortable and quick to crochet, this top looks more intricate than it really is.
Details
Finished Size: 28 (33, 37, 43, 47, 52)" (71 [84, 94, 109, 119.5, 132] cm) bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 33" (84 cm) bust and 23" (58.5 cm) long from shoulder seam to bottom of edging.
Yarn: La Lana Wools Tussah Silk (100% silk; 118 yd [108 m]/2 oz [57 g]): indigo, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 15 sts and 10 rows = 4" (10 cm) in mesh st using larger hook.
Needles: Hooks: Size J/10 (6 mm) and G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Spring 2006

SKU: EP0823

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kathleen Power Johnson

Format: eProject