Sunday, January 16, 2011

IWTMT: Northern Dreams Pullover

Here's what I should be doing: finishing swatching so I can find a knitted sweater pattern that works up to 5 st/inch in stockinette.

Here's what I am doing: looking at a crocheted sweater pattern that uses sport-weight yarn. Yes, I'm a procrastinator.

Normally I don't find crocheted garments to be all that attractive. They tend to be kind of holey and chunky. Boxy. In short, not flattering.

Apparently, all you have to do is use a thin yarn, add a little colorwork and I'm sold. Interweave Crochet's Northern Dreams Pullover (Rav) costs $5.50, and I'm in love. Somebody want to steer me back to the worsted-weight knitting path, please? Before I cave? Anyone?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Worsted = Easy Love. I don't know about you, but worsted yarn gives me the least amount of grief in gauge and tension.

I don't know how to crochet, but I'll be looking at the garments differently based on your comments!
~ Trish / CodeMauler / QAGeek

signgirl said...

This would look great on you.

Erin said...

That's really cute. I'm not going to discourage you, because I think between the alpaca and the pattern, I want one myself.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I generally don't like crocheted sweaters either, but that one is spectacular. I still wouldn't make it, but my reasons have more to do with my age than anything else. Too HOT (hot flash age group here) and the neckline is too wide and the straps of my bra would show. And ahem, at my age one does not go bra-less.

Knititall said...

Sorry, I can't help you there. That is such a cute sweater. You know you want to...

Beth said...

The Northern Dreams Pullover pattern is great! I don't crochet, but my pattern-starved daughter does. I will pass this along, thanks! -Beth from the Knitting Guild

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