I have been searching for one of these circular type patterns for the longest time. I am going to give this one a shot. It really is beautiful. The pattern says it is an Intermediate level. (3 of 4). It doesn’t look too awfully intimidating to me though. lol
I subscribe to Interweave Crochet Magazine, and love receiving them in the mail! It always feels like Christmas. :D
About the pattern:
Working outward from a lacy back motif, this cardigan lasers out into a larger circle that shapes the front lapels. The completed garment is flattering on a range of shapes and sizes for a playful addition to everyone’s summer wardrobe.
DESIGNER Jenny King
FINISHED SIZE Child’s to fit 6 (8, 10, 12) years. Ladies 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46)” bust circumference. Use size that best fits cross-back measurement for best finished fit.
YARN Omega Yarns Eulali (100% mercerized cotton; 394 yd [360 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #19 cream (adult), 3, (3, 4, 4) skeins; #31 salmon (child) 1 (2, 2, 2) skeins.
HOOK SIZE E/4 (3.5 mm); D (3 mm) for child size 6 only. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE Adult: first 5 rnds = 6″ when stretched. Child: first 4 rnds = 4″ when stretched (slightly smaller for 6 years).
Isn’t this just the most gorgeous thing???
I have cones of dark navy blue cotton mercerized yarn/thread. I have been trying to use it up for years! So, I am going to attempt using a portion of it on this beautiful crochet cardi. Here is my progress. I started it yesterday. I only had to rip out one row so far! lol
Well, wish me luck. I hope I haven’t jinxed it by posting… :) I’ll keep updated on my progress…