Tuesday, September 30, 2014
fo: Grey Amber of Summery Goodness (and Winter too!)
suddenly obsessed with crocheting. We're heading off to a warmer climate this summer, and I wanted to make something for it (well, a few somethings, but we'll get to that later). This seemed like a great garment to toss over a tank top and shorts or bathing suit, so I bought yarn and started hooking as soon as it arrived.
152-17 Amber, by Drops
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Whisker
Hook: 5 mm
The thing is, I didn't exactly read the yarn requirements properly before I made my Knit Picks order. Which is totally understandable since it was a 2 am order... ANYWAYS, I ordered worsted weight, not DK as the patterns calls. (For those who aren't yarn affici, worsted is a bit thicker and heavier than DK, which can effect your finished garment size since the stitches tend to be bigger and thicker as well). I really wanted to use this yarn though, so I just did some maths (urk) and made up the size small...
I sewed up the shoulders and side seams (from body hem to sleeve hem) using just a whip stitch. Nothing fancy. (I'm mostly showing these pics because I wished someone else had when I was trying to figure out how to sew this up.)
I'm pretty tickled by the final result, even if the sweater does emphasize why I probably shouldn't do drop shoulders - emphasizes my narrow shoulders and wider hips. Whatever, it's cute and comfortable and I adore it!
And don't think this is only a summer top! I'm totally rocking this sweater here in camp, despite the suddenly frosted campsite, by layering it overtop one of my many long-sleeve tees.
Because I picked a heavier yarn, I didn't quite have enough to get the 3/4 length sleeves. I realized this pretty early and panicked when I realized that Knit Picks wouldn't be restocking this colour until the end of November. :O So I found a woman on Ravelry who would sell me a couple balls. A couple balls turned into 6. But then, I realized I liked a shorter length anyways, because at my gauge, the sleeve would wind up full length - not what I wanted. So I managed to use up nearly every little bit of my original 7 balls!
Do any of you crochet? Ever thought of hooking a sweater? I certainly hadn't until I came across this!