Pattern: Comfy Cardi from Crochet Me: Designs the Fuel the Crochet Revolution
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, 10 skeins
Hook: US C Clover Soft touch
Size made: 32
Notes: I cannot for the life of me decide what I want to say about this one. Yes, the arms are too big (a common problem for me – no more sweaters without set in sleeves or at least a raglan!) But on the other hand… I’m darned proud that I actually managed to finish this thing. And it’s totally wearable too – it’s work appropriate, soft, and relatively warm. I really enjoyed every second of making it. But those sleeves… I advise anyone making this thing to measure yourself carefully, and then consider if you need to adjust the size. They are huuuuge on me, more so than they look in the pictures. Still, my Dollar and a half cardigan has huge sleeves too, and I wear it every week. And yay- I finished a crocheted sweater – I even crocheted the ribbing! It’s not as neat looking as knitted ribbing, but it is surprisingly stretchy (my last experience with crocheted ribbing went very badly, but I think I didn’t really get the concept.) I’m not sure if I would crochet the ribbing again, but in this case I was glad not to have to pick up a billion stitches around the edges – Briar rose is a nearly identical shape, and I hated doing the ribbing on that one.
I will crochet more sweaters… this was fun, and it gave my hands a nice break from the constant knitting that goes on around here! On the list: Joy from Rowan 41, something from Everyday Crochet, Short and Sweet, and a few others. I want to get better at adjusting the patterns to fit me – as I remind myself, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and I made some darned poorly fitted sweaters when I started knitting!