Tunisian Even Stitch Tutorial

Designer Andrea Graciarena has put together a wonderful tutorial on the Tunisian Even Stitch. This technique was used in her Velocity Shawl (Interweave Crochet, Winter 2014) and the Lattice Pullover (Interweave Crochet, Spring 2014).
Velocity Shawl, Interweave Crochet Winter 2014 Lattice Pullover, Interweave Crochet Spring 2014

Tunisian Even Stitch By Andrea Graciarena

The Tunisian Even Stitch creates a flat fabric and a smooth surface without adding extra bulk. Because of its construction the fabric is very stable.

The origin of the Tunisian Even Stitch name came after pulling evenly from both sides of the vertical bars of the stitch. The end result is a very uniform texture.

To the best of my knowledge I develop this stitch. I have not seen it before elsewhere. 

This new stitch has been used in the Velocity Shawl published in Interweave Crochet magazine, Issue Winter 2014. Below there is a how to tutorial to recreate the stitch: 

Forward Pass: Insert the hook from front to back under upper horizontal bar of stitch or chain.

Skip vertical bar, bring the hook forward and insert from front to back under horizontal bar at the same time.

Yarn over and pull loop through both bars at the same time leaving loop on hook.

To perform the next stitch, repeat the above steps beginning under last upper horizontal bar of stitch just worked. This way there is no change in the stitch count of the row or round.

Return Pass: Work it as a standard return pass: chain 1, *yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * to end of row or round.

Happy Tunisian crocheting! 

Andrea Graciarena designs and teaches classes in both knit and crochet techniques at her local yarn shop. She has a bachelor's degree in fashion from the University of Beunos Aires, Argentina. Read more about her at www.agmode.com.

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