And here she is wearing it (over her pajamas!)
I used the the same method as the Top Down Round Yoke Cardigan Tutorial (see sidebar), but choose the cropped option for body length, and just worked one row of double crochet (= US single crochet) for the sleeves.
Posts Tagged 'crochet cardigan'
After my recent splurges, I have decided to try to not buy any new yarn for the next few months. I was therefore excited about the recent yarn swap to mark the second birthday of my local knitting group. I took the left over alpaca yarn from my Top Down Round Yoke Cardigan, and I got 2 balls of Rowan Damask in return.
I decided to make a mini version of the Round Yoke Cardigan for Eva. As I only had about 200 metres of yarn, I’m making a cropped, cap sleeved version. It’s coming out really nicely, and I should just about have enough yarn.
It’s working up really quickly. I started it 2 days ago and I am now on the button band. I will post pictures of her wearing it when I have finished.
Tags: , crochet cardigan, round yoke
I managed to finish this off tonight, and I really like how it turned out.
It’s almost exactly how I wanted it. It’s lovely and soft and only took about 200g of yarn in the end. The only thing that I am not too keen on is the colour – it looked grey when I bought it, but it’s acutally a taupe/beige colour. I’m thinking of making another one in a different colour and a slightly heavier tweed yarn – possibly texere troon tweed
Tags: , cashmere, crochet cardigan, heartstrings fiberarts, knitwitches, seamless crochet
Since my last post, I decided to make an effort to finish the shell stitch wrap around cardigan, and here it is……
I’m quite pleased with it, and it should get a lot a wear. It was actually quite pleasant to work on, and the nice thing about this pattern was that there was so little finishing – no seams, just a few ends to weave, and no buttons to sew on (for some reason I really hate sewing on buttons!). I’ve also made some progress on the mohair cowl neck sweater (no photo though) and have started test crocheting a sweater for alce.
Not much knitting done this week, but I have made a tiny bit more progress on the trekking socks. When they are finished, I will start the Flared Lace Smoke Ring form heartstrings Fiberarts in the knitwitches fingering weight cashmere I bought at this year’s knitting and stitching show.
Tags: , crochet cardigan, crochet cowl neck sweater, shell stitch wraparound sweater, sirdar blur
With only one and a bit sleeves and the belt to go, I seem to have come to a halt on this. I just don’t feel like working on it at the moment. Silly really because with a couple of evenings work it could be finished, and I am really pleased with the way it is turning out.
It’s a throw in stocking stitch with a garter stitch border. I’m making it for one of my sisters. She bought the yarn ages ago, but never got round to making it. She wants it to be large, and I’m aiming for about 5 feet x 6 feet. It’s just over half way there at the moment. I actually quite enjoy working on it as it’s mindless knitting, good to work on whilst watching a film, but the cotton sheds alot, so I end up with white fluff over my clothes. I have made another throw with this yarn, and that stopped shedding after it was washed, so I will be putting this into the washing machine before giving it to my sister.
I’m using an aran weight mohair blend yarn (sirdar blur) with an 8mm hook, so it should be a fairly quick project. I’m also trying to finish the trekking sock from my last post. hopefully by the next time I post, I will have finished at least one of these.