It’s a been a while since my last crochet/knit post but I’ve been crafting — really! Here’s the evidence:
From the Fawne sweater/cardi pattern by French Girl, which I got from Jimmy Bean’s Wool. The pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn and a mohair yarn double-stranded, but I just used Lion Brand Woolease in Avocado with a 6mm hook. (Yeah…. this was the yarn I was using for the Frou Frou sweater. So that project’s on hold again.) The sleeves are worked first, then the body from the bottom up. I started the body too wide, so I kept adding decrease rows until it fit around my waist properly (allowing for the center mesh) before increasing for the bust.
My first time doing a ripple pattern. Fun!
(Sorry for the fuzzy photo; I’m just learning to use my new Canon SD 850.) Laced all the way down, and in that color, it looks like Robin Hood’s tunic! It looks more feminine laced just a bit at the chest, but then the bottom flares wide. So I’m going to remove the bottom 4 or 5 rows and replace it with a new hem.
It’s warm, cuddly and soft. I do notice that the sleeves are lengthening out as I wear it, but the wavy sleeve tips fold back into cute cuffs.
I’d like to try this again–in a color that doesn’t make me look like I’m ready for a romp in Sherwood Forest!