Saturday, February 19, 2011

Carefree Cardigan

I got happily lured into a CAL on Ravelry for the Carefree Cardigan from The Crochet Closet by Lisa Gentry. I have had the book for while now but never seemed to get motivated enough to try anything from it....the CAL was a great incentive. If you belong to Ravelry, you can check out my projects page where I have the project photos broken down into completed sections of the garment.



Ron took the photo for me, so thanks to him for that. This is the first really wearable sweater I have ever made...working from the top down is SO much easier.....no seams and you can make it any length you want. I made mine with 3/4 length sleeves because I dont like long sleeve sweaters. I used Caron Country in Renaissance Rose. Check out the pattern and give it a try. I find it runs big so if you make it, use the yoke as a guide for size....if it seems too wide, use a smaller hook. I did a gauge swatch, thought it was right, but the stitch pattern made the yarn VERY stretchy.  :)

Crochet, Away!

4 comments:

Nélia said...

Olá Sandy

Ficou lindo e já fui guardar o modelo. Diferente mas muito charmoso.
Bjs
Nélia

kathy b said...

Sandy

WHat a beautiful sweater you created. i lOvE it. Is that a washable yarn? Acrylic? I have so many wool allergies I am always looking for an acrylic that knits up well. I hope your is...I would go and buy that yarn...

Sandyhook said...

Thanks, Kathy! I wish I could say it was all acrylic but its Caron Country....an acrylic/wool blend. However, I have problems with wool too, which is why I am wearing it over a long sleeve top....but I like the yarn. I will have to wear it over something. But the original pattern calls for Simply Soft, which IS 100% acrylic. You can also use Caron Spa, which is acrylic and bamboo. There are lots of yarns you can substitute. I hope you give it a try. :)

naida said...

It came out really nice! It looks cozy.

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