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« on: January 01, 2010 07:50:49 AM »

I haven't been posting for a while, but I have been making sweaters from Doris Chan's Everyday Crochet over the past few months.  It's a somewhat difficult book, but you do get used to the patterns.  So without further ado:

This is the Galena vest (with added sleeves):



This is the Mei Mei shrug (also with added sleeves (what can I say, my upper arms are not my best feature  Roll Eyes)



And this is the Tall Latte, which I had lots of problems with (but I'm over it now):



Thanks for looking, and Happy New Year!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010 08:16:10 AM »

I really like all! The green one is really pretty. what yarn/wool did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010 02:32:15 PM »

I absolutely love the green Galena vest  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2010 05:14:56 PM »

Thanks!  I used naturallyCaron.com Country yarn for the green one.  It works up really well.  The pink one is Caron Simply Soft Eco.  It's made with recycled bottles, but it's really fuzz-bally and kind of odd.  The red one is regular Caron Simply Soft, which I think was a bit too heavy for the pattern; it doesn't quite drape right.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010 04:10:17 PM »

You misled me! That Tall Latte looks AWESOME  Tongue I'm now really excited to make mine  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010 07:45:29 PM »

All three are just beautiful! I particularly like the stitch pattern of the green one. This is a book that I'm definitely adding to my wish list.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010 11:30:32 PM »

I agree, they all look beautiful and I'm going to have to take a look at this book!
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010 08:01:30 AM »

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You misled me! That Tall Latte looks AWESOME

That's cause I didn't post a side view.  Grin 

If you don't make it long, this is what happens:



So I lengthened it, and it's better, but it's still not the most flattering garment from all angles:



It tends to ride up a bit when you're wearing it, too.  Like I've said, I think a lighter, stretchier yarn is the key.
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010 10:41:42 AM »

Very nice! I can see what you mean about the red top, though. Sad
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010 10:45:12 AM »

Ok, I have to find this book.  This is the closest I've seen crochet with regular yarn look like thread crochet.

Regarding the red sweater, is there a chance you could do decreases to make the fit more flattering (not that you want to do that now since it's all done)?  Or would it be too hard to hide in the pattern?
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