Monday, September 27, 2010

Big Easy Sweater Cardigan in Purple

I made this to try out the pattern.

Very easy. Fast to make too.

I made the front pieces in a day. I decided to make the Big Easy Sweater into a cardigan. Wtih buttons (LionBrand pattern).

I'm using Red Heart because 5 skines of Homespun would be $25 (at walmart). Plus I can try it out and see how I like it.

The sleeves ended up really big,s o if you're doing this, just be warned. They seem almost too big, but they're fine.

Since this is so big, this will be my Go To Sweater At Home when it's cold. i had a store bought knit one that my aunt gave me and used that one all the time. It just happened to be purple too. Loved curling up in it.

I just did DC around the netire edging, one row. Except the sleeves, just left them as is.

To make it a cardigan I just divided the front in half and worked until I got 3 rows less then the total inches (normally the number of rows on the back, but I did the front first), then I worked the neckline for the front.

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver, Lavendar

Hook: Size I

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cotton Doily

Boring corner at work.

Made a cotton doily in WW cotton yarn.

I couldn't find Size 3 thread so I thought this would work. It does.

Brown & White Jacket

Found this yarn on clearance. $9 total but only used $7.

Yarn: WW cotton yarn.

Size I hook.

Pattern: Luna Lovegood Cardigan.

I used the Luna Lovegood Carigan for the shoulders, then one row of (ch 1, dc) then a row of puff stitches.

I found some buttons at the dollar store. I only added one because I couldn't decide what to do with them.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gray Short Sleeve Sweater

Started this sweater based on a sweater in the Harry Potter movie Dealthy Hallows. Source HERE.

I couldn't figure out the long sleees. I searched other patterns but most didn't decrease or even have vertical sleeves (confused by that).
So I made short sleeves.

Since I wasn't following a pattern, it ended up shorter then I really wanted, but I like it. P lust he neckline was shorter then the one in the photo from the DH movie, which I was okay with.

I did the ribbing as I worked the body and sleeves. I did the neck ribbing following a pattern ideas of working it into a row of sc on the neck area (no sewing later).

The full sweater pic is the true color. I took a picture of the sleeve because I was very proud of myself in making one like this.