Throwback Thursday: Broomstick Tunisian Top

Date: 11th August 2016 | Category: TBT


Throwback Thursday!

This week we're looking back to issue 31 and the fabulous Broomstick-Tunisian Lace Top by Amy Depew

Amy's sleeveless cowl-neck top really highlighted for us the skill Amy creativity with Tunisian Crochet. The added broomstick lace mid section gives it natural waist shaping and helps to create a stunning piece that can be dressed up or down.

Why we love it: As well as the broomstick mid section and crossover with Tunisian crochet, the cowl-neck is a lovely touch and was hugely popular back in 2012. The cowl neck on this piece is made separately and sewn on afterwards opening up the possibility of easily omitting it altogether.

Staff Tip
This garment is meant to be fitted. Keep that in mind when selecting a yarn, and be sure to choose one with a little give.

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Tunisian Broomstick Top by Amy Depew

Issue 31

Sara says: ‘The cowl neck design really show off the beautiful drape of this yarn.’

Difficulty: Intermediate

Yarn Used
Debbis Bliss, Amalfi DK • 70% Cotton, 15% Viscose, 10% Linen, 5% Silk • 50g/100m/109yd
Colour: 32014

Yarn Review
Amy says: A bit splitty at times, but a wonderfully soft hand and has a beautiful drape.

Tension
Work 16 st and 16 rows in tss to measure 10x10cm/4x4in using 5.00mm Tunisian hook, or size required to obtain gauge.

Notions
5.00mm crochet hook
5.00mm Tunisian hook
15.00mm knitting needle (or comparable dowel)
Tapestry needle

Designer Biography
California native Amy Depew is hopelessly addicted to hook and yarn.


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