My first crochet sweater!
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Guys I'm so excited to share my current personal project: a crochet sweater!! It's the first sweater I've ever made. I officially started on November 16th 2017, (thank you to ravelry's project feature) so if I manage to finish it by November 16th, 2018, I'll be happy. [Note on 3/21/19: I still did not finish lol ] This is what I'm making:
It's called, very descriptively, the Bobble Sweater, and it's written by Nicki Trench. And it's SO ME. When I showed my fiance, he was like "that sweater is so you." See? Anyway, the sweater's part of a book (one of several she's published!) called Geek Chic Crochet, which you can get on amazon in paperback* (some really cheap used ones!) or kindle*. I got the kindle* version because I wanted to start immediately!
You can also do an online search of all libraries near you for this book, which is such a cool we're-living-in-the-future option, you know?
Here are all the patterns included in the book, there are a ton!! And several really cute cardigans!! I also wanna make this one, but that probably won't happen for...well, years. Let's be real. LOL
Looks like the bobble sweater & this one were made with the same yarn, too. And speaking of yarn, let me show you what I decided to go with:
I'm using Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold* in color way 165, salmon. It's a lovely dk weight, and the fiber content is 45% Wool, 35% Silk, 20% Nylon. And super light weight, which is necessary for a sweater made of bobble stitches! It actually feels a lot like cotton, it's soft but sturdy. It's also $12.50 for 50g at my local yarn shop so I'm gonna go broke on this thing hahaha. I'll just buy 2 skeins at a time and go nice and slow. If I don't get matching dye lots, I don't think it'll be noticeable.
So after the first 2 skeins, I've got this:
It's the back panel, about 75% finished. So maybe I'll need like, 4 more skeins? Time will tell. Also, don't look too closely at this thing, you'll see too many mistakes! Bahaha. But they're mostly just on the edges, and I think you won't notice when it's all sewn up.
So hopefully I'll be able to wear this by next winter!! And I won't over-heat and die because the yarn is perfect!!
What are you guys working on right now? Have you ever crocheted or knit a sweater? Leave me a comment!