Meet the String of Hearts Tunic

Ceropegia woodii, or the string of hearts, is a commonly-found house succulent whose origins arise from South Africa. Known for its trailing nature and easy care, its heart-shaped leaves come in variegated shades of green, pink, and purple.

Just like its namesake, the String of Hearts tunic was designed to create a trailing impression with its oversized fit and three-quarter length sleeves. The trailing leaf hem gently flows across the bottom edge of the tunic much like the individual succulent vines. Similar to the plant, the String of Hearts is the perfect, easygoing top for everyone, even if you don’t have the greenest thumb!

meet the designer

Trish Hernacki of Barbelle Creates

Trish Hernacki is an optometrist by day and knitwear designer by night.
She resides in Montana with her two rescue dogs, Bruce and Teddy. While Trish
enjoys designing shawls and cowls, she developed a special passion for garment
design when her weightlifting hobby made it difficult to find clothing that
fit. Trish enjoys designing garments that are comfortable, stylish, and flatter
many body shapes.

Barbelle Creates

Yarn + Materials

Malabrigo Arroyo in Peggy: 4 (4, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7) (7, 8, 8) skeins, or approx. 1194 (1327, 1462, 1641) (1790, 1939, 2090) (2289, 2432, 2571) yds/1092 (1213, 1337, 1501) (1637, 1773, 1911) (2093, 2224, 2351) m of sport weight yarn

Finished Measurements

Sizes:
1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10)

a
– chest circumference: 33 (37, 41, 45) (49, 53, 57) (61, 65, 69)"/82.5
(92.5, 102.5, 112.5) (122.5, 132.5, 142.5) (152.5, 162.5, 172.5) cm

b
– armhole depth: 9 (9.25, 9.5, 9.75) (10, 10.5, 10.75) (11, 11.75,
11.75)"/22.5 (23, 24, 24.5) (25, 26.5, 27) (27.5, 29.5, 29.5) cm

c
– body length (underarm to hem): 21 (20.75, 20.5, 21.25) (21, 20.5, 20.25) (21,
20.25, 20.25)"/52.5 (52, 51.5, 53) (52.5, 51.5, 50.5) (52.5, 50.5, 50.5)
cm

d
– total length (neck to hem): 30 (30, 30, 31) (31, 31, 31) (32, 32,
32)"/75 (75, 75, 77.5) (77.5, 77.5, 77.5) (80, 80, 80) cm

e
– upper arm circumference: 11.75 (12.25, 13.5, 14.5) (16, 17.5, 19) (19.75,
20.25, 20.75)"/29.5 (30.5, 34, 36.5) (40, 44, 47.5) (49.5, 50.5, 52) cm

f
– sleeve length: 14.25 (14.25, 14.25, 14.25) (14.5, 14.75, 15) (15.25, 15.5,
15.75)"/43 (43, 43, 43) (44, 44.5, 45) (45.5, 46.5, 47) cm

 

Recommended to be worn with 6-8"/15-20 cm positive ease at chest.

Model is wearing a size 5 with 4"/10 cm positive ease.

Resources & Errata

There are currently no resources or errata for this pattern.

All photography of inTANDEM zine designs is from A Day in the Light Photography