Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Little Red Sweater
This sweet little number was another ravelry find. It's the Chevron Lace Cardigan and the pattern was free. And for you die-hard knitters out there - don't freak out - it's crochet.
Generally, I think that knitting makes for prettier stitches, particularly for clothing. But I have to say that I love this pattern. In fact, after finishing this one for myself I made a couple other version for kids which I'll share in later posts. I actually haven't been knitting for all that long, but I've been crocheting for a loooooong time. It was the first craft I really took to for no particular reason that it was the first one that I really learned well enough to read patterns. At any rate, when I found this pattern on ravelry I was hooked (ha!) since I am WAY faster at crochet than knitting.
I used Bernat Satin in red. I've been trending away from acrylic yarn in general, but I really loved this particular shade of red and I made the sweater because I needed more red in my wardrobe because I have a couple pairs of red earrings that I had nothing in particular to wear with.
Anyway, it was a fairly straight-forward pattern... top down construction and easy instructions. I made it in the 42 inch bust size and it fits nicely (I'm generally a medium).
I went for the gold buttons because they worked best with the earrings I was trying to get more use out of. I love the collar on this sweater...
I'll be linking this up at Met Monday and a bunch of other awesome link parties... go ahead, check 'em out!