Tuesday, March 07, 2006

A plain and simple cardigan

Does this yarn look familiar? Yep, it was the Hideously Huge Scarf, which was also the Cocoon Sweater, and now it’s a cardigan, just a plain and simple cardigan.

Let me reiterate the situation:
  • Love the yarn = can’t waste it on something I wont wear/use (ie. HHS)
  • Hideously Huge Scarf = just too huge, 'nuff said.
  • Cocoon Sweater = which started out as a shrug, then turned into a cocoon sweater, but the bulge in my back made me look like Quasimodo. I did mention in a previous post that my increases were not “making me happy”, I wanted to cocoon, not look deformed.
Yes, I’m so vain.

After several ‘rippins, I was expecting the yarn to disintegrate, but it is holding up fantastically, it is actually softer than before! This is my last try with this yarn, the grey is beautiful, but gets dreary after awhile. (I’m sure the bright yellow yarn in my stash is going to get some love real soon.)

Anyhow, with a P hook and double strands of yarn, this cardigan worked up quick, super simple design, easy set-in sleeves, options for zipper or buttons, and the collar options are endless. I’m not sure how I’m going to finish this, perhaps a short collar and a zipper? I love the bulky weight, better finish it and wear it now before spring comes!

For the finishing touches, I’m going to consult my “Crochet Confidant”. This is someone who wishes to remain anonymous. This person does not crochet, but has always given me much needed feedback, in design, color theory, presentation, (or lack of.) I’ll post the final results.

My advice today:
Knot your yarn anyway you like, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


Norah said...

it looks beautiful. Can't wait to see what you end up doing for the finishing touches.

Chie said...

Oh wow... LOVE the cardigan!
I only like crocheted garments that are really "wearable", and this one is just great!
I too, can't wait to see the final result! :)

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful! It's looks so cozy, just right for a rainy day and a good book. Really lovely!

norwegianknittingfreak said...

That turned out to be a cool cardigan :-)

Love it !

Justine said...

WOW! What a great job, and so fast! Great desing :-)