WIP wednesday – a new bulky floral yoke cardigan

Filed under: Crochet,WIP — March 25, 2015 @ 9:00 am

When a girl gets bored crocheting a new design that’s already 99% written down (adult version of the Lutin Marguerite), what does she do ? Get started on a new one of course !

To be fair, I was doing a pretty good job plugging at it despite the boredom and lack of designing-challenge, getting all the way to the bust decreases…

Till I got this email asking if there was an adult-sized version of the doll’s Marguerite Chà©ries. And suddenly realised that those pretty balls of super bulky “Filzy yarn” from Ice yarns (ahem, forgot about the 100g balls when ordering, thinking it’d come out worsted at 100 m per ball) could totally work for this design which has been sitting in my head for months and months now, just waiting for the right yarn !!

So on sunday I suddenly got started on it. Chained for the foundation chain and measured around my neck… Worked my usual increases, made calculations for the floral yoke and rythm of increases…

But despite the fact that such bulky yarn could mean finishing a cardigan in a day,
my trial-and-error process ( = *crochet, try on, rip, restart *, repeat from * to *) AND tendency to screw up all my calculations today means that I’ve frogged this thing way too many times to keep track of.

Worked all day on it again yesterday and Tadam, finally it fits perfectly.

Now I can continue and tackle the next challenge: try and make a whole long sleeves cardigan with only 4 balls of yarns.
That’s 400 m: Scary right ?!!!
(although to be honest I may order more of this yarn if needed. Will see how it holds too, seing as it’s meant to felt super easy and singles pure wool could mean super-easy pilling)

What do you think ? Like it ?

1 Comment »

  1. sylvana:

    it looks beautiful so far

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