Counter Stripes by Laura Wallins

Counter Stripes

Knitting
May 1998
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
756 - 864 yards (691 - 790 m)
34½ (36, 38½, 40, 42½, 44, 46½)" (87.5 [91.5, 98, 101.5, 108, 112, 118] cm) bust/chest circumference
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $4.00.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “These striped tops feature round necks, exposed shoulders (more in small sizes, less in larger sizes), and contrasting horizontal and vertical garter-stitch stripes. The back neck is closed with a button, and the edges are finished with reverse single crochet. The front of the red top is worked in two pieces that are seamed together.”

Finished Size: 34½ (36, 38½, 40, 42½, 44, 46½)“ (87.5 91.5, 98, 101.5, 108, 112, 118 cm) bust/chest circumference. Red version measures 38½” (98 cm); hot pink version measures 34½“ (87.5 cm).

Yarn:

  • Tahki Cotton Classic (100% mercerized cotton; 108 yd 99 m/50 g): (MC) #3488 red or #3450 hot pink, 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins.
  • Tweedy Cotton Classic (100% mercerized cotton; 108 yd 99 m/50 g): (CC) #419 tropicana for red version; #418 primitive for hot pink version, 2 skeins.

Yarn weight: #3 - Light

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn bobbins; tapestry needle; size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; one 5/8” (1.5 cm) button.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 1998