Pattern of the Week: Sunset Stripes Ruana
With striping and fringe reminiscent of woven blankets found in the Southwest, the Sunset Stripes Ruana is sure to transport you to warmer climates and sunnier locales, just in time for spring. No matter what time of year, this finished object will warm your wardrobe and your personal style.
This ruana features an appealing stripe pattern, with elongated double crochet stitches adding texture and airiness to the design. The striking arrow-patterned band is worked separately and adds a western flair. The combination of stitches and textures will keep your hook engaged from beginning chain to fasten off.
One of ten designs from the Way Out West collection in Interweave Crochet Spring 2018, your hook will only want more after completing this classic reflection of desert climes. By all means, keep making.
DESIGNER Michelle Moore
FINISHED SIZE 64″ chest circumference and 28″ long from shoulder. Modeled on a 36″ bust.
YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Cabot (70% Pima cotton, 30% linen; 291 yd [266 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #9015 stormy sky (A), #9001 western white (B), #9012 richer
rose (C), 2 hanks each; #9006 portage peach (D), 1 hank.
NEEDLES Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE 18 sts and 12 rows (10 sc rows and 2 long dc rows) = 4″.