Tyger is my take on crocheted animal print. You’ll achieve a tiger-stripe effect with graduated lace crochet eyelets instead of color to add a new dimension to a signature graphic. The stripes are punctuated by back-loop ribbing in single crochet, which adds spring to the fabric and cozy texture. The whimsical sabertooth trim finishes the edges perfectly. Worn ruana-style over leggings, Tyger is a definitely chic crochet shawl.
FINISHED SIZE: About 66″ (168 cm) across shoulder edge × 20″ (51 cm) deep at center back.
YARN: DK weight (#3 Light). Shown here: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (100% superwash merino wool; 225 yd [206.7 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): Ginger, 4 skeins.
HOOK: Size I/9 (5.5 mm).
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle; stitch marker.
GAUGE: 16 sts × 12 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in backloop single crochet rib after blocking.