Orange Suit of Tunic and Bolero
300 (350)g of orange Divino yarn (75% cotton, 25% polyamide; 100m/50g);
Crochet hook 4,5.
Size: S (M).
Net pattern (10 sts wide): due to the scheme. Turn the rows due to the scheme. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat.
Repeat 2nd-7th rows.
Stitches control: 15 sts x 6 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Front and Back
Make 71 (81) chain sts + 1 chain st increase. After that, work with net pattern. In 15 cm from the set-up row, decrease 4 (5) cm from both sides, matching with pattern design and in 40 cm from the set-up row, add 2 cm from both sides of the next 11 cm. Crochet straight for 16 cm.
Make 7 chain sts + 1 chain st increase. Crochet for 34 cm or the needed length of single crochets.
Make side seams. Fasten neck-hole and straps with 1 row of single crochets and 1 row of “shrimp stitch”.
350 (400) 450g of apricot color mélange Sabbia yarn (100m/50g);
Straight knitting needles 6;
Short circular knitting needles 6.
Size: S (M) L.
Placket for neck-hole: cast on half of selvage sts on front needle. Make 3 circle rows of stockinette stitch, leave sts in the 4th circle row. Cast on half of selvage sts on back needle and work in the same way. Then, make 1 circle row of knit sts, after that, make 1 front and 1 back sts together. Work with 2 x 2 rib to 10 cm wide and bind off sts loosely.
Stitches control: 17 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make as one-piece cloth. Start at sleeve. Cast on 38 (42) 46 sts and make 10 cm of 2 x 2 rib between selvage sts. Increase 6 sts in the last row. After that, work with stockinette stitch between selvage sts. For sleeve chamfers, increase 25 (27) 29 x 1 st in every 2nd row from both sides due to the pattern design. In 20 (22) 24 cm form rib, knit 45 (48) 52 cm straight for the central detail. Then, finish the 2nd row in the same way, as the 1st sleeve.
Cast on 150 (180) 210 sts along neck-hole and make placket.