Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sweeeet, Its done! - pattern alterations included

I finished my sweater, and I love it! I can't believe I actually made something I can wear!

This sweater is based on the Sweet Sweater featured on If you're interested in how I altered this pattern, see below:

Yarn: Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette in "Briar" (4 ply wool/silk blend) and Gedifra Easy-Soft in blue green (2 ply mohair/cashmere blend)
Hooks: J (6mm), K(6.5mm) and F (3.75mm)
Stitch: double crochet
Gauge: 10 stitches/4 inches

Worked holding both strands of yarn together for body of sweater, using K hook
Reduce original chain by one chain (in mine, my "E" number was 26, so I reduced to 25)
Altered Row 1: work as stated, but only work 1 dc in final ch (instead of 2) - 8 stitches added instead of 10
Altered Row 2: work as stated, only working 1 dc in first and last dc (instead of 2) - 8 stitches added instead of 10
Rows 3-6: repeat altered row 2
At this point, follow the pattern as stated, repeating their original row 2 "until the number of stitches for the back is equal to the number of stitches for the 2 fronts added together". I switched to a J-hook just below the bust.

Join the 4-ply wool blend at the "point" of the V on the side toward the right arm of the sweater using F-hook.
Row 1: ch 3, work 4 dc in each dc up the "side" of the neckline, work 2 dc in each dc along the back of the neckline (4 dc if working along the side of a dc stitch and 2 if working along the top of a dc stitch) around to the bottom of the V on the left side of the sweater.
Row 2: ch 3, turn, work one dc in each dc around.
Rows 3-4: repeat row 2, finishing off at end of Row 4

Fold collar in half, toward the outside of the sweater. Overlap the bottom edges as shown in picture and sew in place using the same yarn used for the collar


  1. I am in the Ravelry group Indiana Knit and Crochet and I really like the sweater you've done. I'm not far from you, since I live in Monrovia and visit Avon quite often. Good job on the sweater\

  2. You've got skills!
    You should work up some inventory and then have a party (like pampered chef, except your beautiful items).
    Looks like you should make some jewerly too!


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