By Marie Wallin

Lilac Delight

Pretty, light, fashionable... this is the summer top that will make you take a fresh look at crochet

Forget any thoughts about crochet being retro-yes, it's fab at looking vintage, but it's also brilliant for creating fashionable, modern designs, and that's what Marie Wallin has done in creatingthis pattern. The soft lilacshade and lacy details are exactly the sort of things you'll seeon the high streetthis summer

Thecluster pattern at thetop section of this garment creates not only a beautiful lacy effect, but meansthatthis top is light to wear. The lower section has a loose fit so you

This pattern, Corsica, is one of 12 designs for women's garments by Marie WalHn in Rowan Summer Crochet. For more inform a tion, visit the site at i»mv. knitrowan.com or call 01484681881.

Siena is a 4ply 100% cotton yarn -perfect for summer knits.

Siena is a 4ply 100% cotton yarn -perfect for summer knits.

Rowan Siena

This pattern, Corsica, is one of 12 designs for women's garments by Marie WalHn in Rowan Summer Crochet. For more inform a tion, visit the site at i»mv. knitrowan.com or call 01484681881.

can usethetopfor layering over pretty summer T-shirts or dresses, Marie saysthe pattern "is a design that is achievable bya person with at least average crochet ability as ituseshalftrebles and clusters (formed by working treble stitches together)," If you're a beginner, crochet a few other garments before tryingthisone,

Marie has used Rowan Siena tocrochet the gilet. "Siena is a lovely high twist, mercerised cotton yarn which gives great stitch definition for knitting and crochet with a subtle sheen," she says. ; Siena is currently available in 24 t colours. Pastels work bestforthis season's pretty look, but ifyou'realso a fan ofthefashionable safari style and tribal print looks, crocheting it in cream will give the gilet versati lity so it works with more ofyour wardrobe.

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Pattern Info

Rowan, Siena

A 3mm crochet hook

A20mm button

For where to buy, see page 91

Tension

Yarn used crochets as4ply to this tension:

19 sts and 22 rows to measure 4x4in (lOxlOcm)overmain pattern using 3mm hook

So you can re-use this pattern, we've colour-coded the sizing instructions, Simplyfoiiow our colour-coded measurements and you're off

SIZING GUIDE

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

XXL

TO FIT BUST

in

32-34

36-38

40-42

44-46

48-50

cm

81-86

91-97

102-107

112-117

122-127

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