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Topic: A Sweater I Love to Wear .... Finally!  (Read 3822 times)
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mamaedgar
« on: January 03, 2011 07:06:03 PM »

I have made a number of crochet sweaters in the past, but they all just end up on my closet floor, or back in the craft room to be frogged.  They were bulky and ill fitting, until now!

I finally got the right yarn, the right pattern and the right fit!  I'm not new to crochet, but new to the crochet garment.  This is my third sweater and I have to say .... I love it!

I used a merino super wash ( can't remember the brand)  I got a whole big bag for $40!  Enough for the sweater with three skeins to spare!  The pattern was from the book Contemporary Crochet : 37 European Designs.  I don't remember the pattern ,but if you have the book I'm sure you'd find it!  I made the neck smaller as the off-the-should boat neck is just not for me.  Love a boat neck, just not off- the-shoulder!

I also changed the sleeves and the waist.  For the sleeves I decided not to decrease at all, so they looked like a flared sleeve until I wove in elastic thread, then they became the puff at the wrist sleeve you see in the photos.

Once I finished the sweater it was too short ...so i added a wide ribbed band to lengthen it.  I think it makes to sweater a bit more casual as well.  Anyways there you have it!  Let me know what you think!




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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011 07:27:10 PM »

Well, it certainly turned out great!  Beautiful color and fit!  It sometimes takes a bit to find something you really love!

It is a lovely stitch you used--is it a back cross dc?

I especially love the sleeves...you should be so proud to be seen in this sweater!
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011 07:29:25 PM »

Wow!  That's beautiful!  It really looks gorgeous on you, it's the absolute perfect shape.  You did such a terrific job!
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011 08:26:36 PM »

it looks great!  Love the color, too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011 04:44:42 AM »

Great job!  It fits you so well!  Maybe someday far far away I'll attempt a sweater!
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011 07:07:00 AM »

love it!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2011 07:18:07 AM »

Do you remember what size hook you used? I want to make sweaters eventually and have tried before where it comes out bulky too.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2011 07:45:02 AM »

Not only is the color beautiful on you, but the fit looks great! You really did an awesome job on this project. I absolutely love the stitch. Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2011 08:00:47 AM »

thanks so much guys!  it was a lot of work, but i wear it all the time!  i've gotten a lot of compliments on it around town too!

liliesinmycereal: the hook size i used was 4.5  the yarn was thinner than sport weight (can't remeber what that's called!)  the yarn drapes really well too.  finding the right yarn is what really helps with reducing the bulky feel!
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2011 09:41:18 AM »

Oh wow that is small! So cool and thanks for the quick response. Tongue
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