This Tunisian filet vest works up quickly from side to side-using a double-ended crochet hook to avoid row-end strands. Flattering vertical lines are emphasized with a glowing silk on the riblike “return rows.”
DESIGNER Vashti Braha
FINISHED SIZE 33 (38, 42, 48, 52)” bust circumference when worn with fronts overlapped. Garment is designed to be worn with about 4″ positive ease, with about 5″ of overlap. Garment shown is size 33″. Finished back length: 19 (20, 21, 21.5, 22)”.
YARN S. Charles Collezione Luna (distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.) (71% super kid mohair, 20% silk, 9% lurex; 232 yd [212.5 m]/¾ oz [25 g]): #41 chestnut, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins. This is referred to as the “thin yarn” in pattern. S. Charles Collezione Stella (distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.) (74% silk, 26% lurex; 76.5 yd [70 m]/¾ oz [25 g]): #41 chestnut, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins. This is referred to as the “thick yarn” in pattern.
HOOK SIZE K/10½ (6.5 mm) 13″ (or longer) double-ended flexible Tunisian crochet hook. For main patt, a rigid doubleended hook can be used instead. A flexible Tunisian hook of the same size, with a stopper at one end, is needed to edge the armholes. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Stitch markers (m); yarn needle.
GAUGE 7½ sts and 5½ rows = 4″ in Teks; after blocking. Gauge changes significantly when blocked. Be sure to block gauge swatch before measuring.