Details of Andi's Version

Oct 5, 2006

andi's version


Hi All--here finally are the details on how to work up Andi's edging on the sweater--penned by the artist herself. Andi--feel free to chime in in the comments with anything else... Are you making one for the CAL?


Crystal Palace Yarns - Meringue in vine green.

Mine is about a size 16 and took 10 balls of yarn.

I worked the pattern in hdc through both loops on a G hook.  

I made the sleeves about elbow length by adding 12 rounds of hdc, decreasing at the armpit 1 st each round until I had 54 sts. This decrease was worked both to get a snugger sleeve and also to end with a multiple of 6 sts to work the lace border.

Through sheer dumb luck, the body had a multiple of 6 (132) however, if your version does not:

about 2 inches before your desired length,  dec 1 st at each side of the body on each 2nd row until you have the desired # of sts.

Lace border (on multiples of 6 sts)

On the last st of the hdc rounds, sc rather than hdc, then begin lace round thus:

round 1. ch4, hdc into 3rd ch from sc, *ch2, hdc into 3rd chain from last hdc, around, join with sl into ch4.

round 2. ch1, *sc into ch2sp, ch1, (2hdc, ch3, 2hdc) into next ch 2 sp, ch1, around, join with a sl into first ch1.

round 3. ch1, sc into previous sc, ch2,*( 2hdc, ch4, 2hdc) into next ch3 sp, ch2, sc into sc on previous round, ch2, around, join wih a sl into first sc.

round 4. *2sc into ch2 sp, (3sc, ch3, sl into 3rd ch from hook to form picot, 3sc) into ch4 sp, sc into sc from previous round, rep to end. fasten off and weave in ends.

Neck band
(begin at back of neck)
round 1. sc
round 2. 2sc, ch3, sl into third ch from hook to form a picot, 2sc to end close with a sl.


There you have it, enjoy! 

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Dawn wrote
on Oct 5, 2006 10:04 PM

Thank you for this, really looking forward to doing version 2. My first one being nearly finished. As you are going into the colder weather we are heating up here. So I see it in a very light cotton. This is the first time I have ever made a crochet top that actually looks good. So very excited.

rae wrote
on Nov 4, 2006 8:19 PM

very nice! question tho: how big was your neck measurement? i'm going for a similar sized sweater and it seems like i might have started a bit big, but im not sure if i should start over or keep going....

JulieM wrote
on Nov 21, 2006 4:18 PM

Yay! Thanks for posting this - I'm looking forward to trying this version. :D

madebylorrie wrote
on Dec 28, 2008 2:26 PM

I am new to the forum. I love your take on this sweater. Thank you for sharing.