Mesh medley
Simply Crochet|Issue 112
The show-stopping sleeves on this design by Bowie and George are a call to arms to adventurous hooksters
Bowie and George

YOU WILL NEED

  • Opal Uni 4ply (75% virgin wool, 25% polyamide, 100g/425m) Yarn A Ocean (9931) See table for measurements and yarn quantities of Yarn A 1 ball of each for all sizes: Yarn B Ruby Red (9939) Yarn C Pink (5194) Yarn D Grass Green (1990) Yarn E Berry (9938)
  • A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook
  • Stitch markers For yarn stockists contact Wool Warehouse 01926 882818 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk

TENSION

20 sts and 17 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over half treble crochet using a 3.5mm hook or size needed to obtain correct tension

ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 96

This summer jumper is all about the arms with breezy mesh bell sleeves. The flared design is a nod to the 1970s but with enough features to make it a modern garment, such as the spiky hem and choice of bright colours.

JUMPER

BODY

Using Yarn A, ch170 (190: 210: 230: 250), ss to first ch to join, being careful not to twist.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in second ch from hook and in each st around, pm to denote beg of round. [170 (190: 210: 230: 250) sts]

Round 2 (RS) Htr in each st around. Cont until the work measures approx 30cm.

Do not fasten off. Leave marker in first st.

SLEEVES (MAKE 2)

UPPER SLEEVE

Using Yarn A, ch54 (59: 64: 69: 74), ss to first ch to join, being careful not to twist.

Round 1 (RS) Ch2 (counts as htr now and throughout) htr in third ch from hook and in each ch to end, pm to denote beg of round. [55 (60: 65: 70: 75) sts]

Rounds 2-8 Htr in each st around. After the final round, dc in next st, ss in next st.

Fasten off.

LOWER SLEEVE

Round 1 (RS) Using Yarn A, and working into the opposite side of the foundation ch, *ss, htr, (tr, ch1, tr) in same st, htr, ss; rep from * to end. [11 (12: 13: 14: 15) ch-1 sps]

Round 2 (RS) Ss in each st to first ch-sp, ss into ch-sp, (ch7, ss in next ch-sp) around, working final ss in first ch-sp of Round 1, turn.[11 (12: 13: 14: 15) ch-7 sps]

Rounds 3-13 4ss to middle of ch-7 sp, (ch7, ss in next ch-sp) around, turn. Work should measure approx 11cm.

Round 14 (RS) Ss in first ch-7 sp, (dc, htr, tr, dtr, ch4, ss in prev st, dtr, tr, htr, dc, ss) in each ch-7 sp around. [11 (12: 13: 14: 15) patt reps]

Fasten off.

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