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! 

9 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Once again, you impress me!

Melissa said...

very pretty.

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Wow! So pretty! I'm definitely adding this one to my que!!

~ Sarah

Lyndsay said...

Very cute. Queued it! :)
Love the colour choice.

~Claire~ said...

Ooh! I LOVE it!!! I am a crocheter, do not knit at all, and you are absolutely right, knit makes better clothes, but this could make a believer out of me :)

Beth said...

Wow! this is awesome!! It's very reminiscent of the February Lady...again, gonna bookmark it!

Jill said...

Oh my goodness - that is beautiful! And crocheted? Wow! Love the gold buttons!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Elise Engh said...

Wow-looks great! Such a lovely color too! It must have taken a lot of time to make. I really got into crocheting this past year and I have yet to even attempt a sweater. Sweaters intimidate me so far. But I'll keep this one in mind if I ever do want to try one.

I'm a new follower of your lovely blog:)

http://growcreative.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Hi there, what a delightful little sweater. Thanks for sharing. I recently found your blog and am now following. Please pop on over to my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would really like that. Hugs, Chris