It’s been a while since I purchased the Patons Stretch Socks yarn and started to make this tunic. As with all my summertime projects, this one languished while I took part in the hot-weather activities that most of us enjoy most: Lounging on the deck chair, going for drives, eating, swimming in the pool, eating, having the grandkids over, eating… As you can see from the photo, I have really packed on the pounds this summer! Time to diet and get back to my girlish figure!
The Summertime Tunic is very easy. It is simply two squares sewn together at the shoulders and the sides. The front neckline incorporates increases beginning in the center of your fabric. You simply start by making 3 half-double crochet stitches into the center stitch and continue to do this every row thereafter. The result is a nice draped cowl that gives this plain top a bit of panache. I used 6 skeins of yarn but used very little of the 6th skein. You might get by with 5 if you make your tunic a tiny bit smaller of shorter.
Working with the Patons Stretch Sock yarn was a bit of a learning curve. It’s important not to stretch the fiber as you are working. I chose a very large hook and kept my stitches loose. The resulting fabric is airy and drapes very well. It lengthens a bit when wearing so keep that in mind when you decide how many rows you want to make. My tunic is 48″ in the hips and bust ( Diet, here I come!) and 25″ long when lying on a table. The pattern can be found below.