Friday, 17 April 2015

Sweaters Part 2
or 3 or 4...
Both sweaters I did earlier have now been changed. One I completely ripped out and made entirely differently, the other I just took the sleeves apart and redid.
Actually it is very liberating to know that once something is all finished, it really is not set in stone. Once you sew something, or at least once you have cut fabric, you can't un cut it. But crochet can be changed. rip it out and crochet again!

The plain blue acrylic is now a cardigan, instead of a pullover.

being blocked
An odd looking cardigan which looked fairly straightforward on the model!

The "summer sweater" of cotton had very wide sleeves, again much more odd than in their photo. I wish I could hold a sample made from of these patterns! Or turn them over, or have more photos. Some do not even give a photo of a model wearing it and when they do the model is clearly six feet tall and 110 pounds! So it can be difficult to guess what the sweater will look like on an average shaped person. I decided after a few wearings that the sleeves really were too wide. So I ripped them out and made simple one colour somewhat lacy sleeves.

original finish. the sleeves look OK but were 18 inches around at the cuff.

and so....
 And then...

I did not have a pattern for theses new sleeves, but I knew I did not want them to be very wide and flappy, so I started with a rib, then used the same stitch I had used for the blue on the original sleeve. A modified v stitch.

begin on a base of single crochet, skip first sc, *(sc, ch3, sc) in next st, sk one sc,* rep. jn with sl st,
 ch1, *into loop made with 3 ch, (sc, ch 3, sc)* rep into next lp 

And now a (sort of) new sweater
This post is my submission to the Deramores Craft Blog Competition 2015. Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies. Visit for more details.

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