As the temperatures begins to dip, my mind turns toward crocheting sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, and
jackets. I have several projects waiting for me to pick up my hook.Some are
saved in my queue; some sit patiently in my UFO basket, and others wait for me
to rediscover them in the pages of back issues of Interweave Crochet.
Such is the case with the Luna Sweater by Kim
Crochet Winter 2009). This sweater caught my eye again as I was
leafing through the pages of that issue I had saved on my bookshelf. Having
started this sweater last year, I remembered that I had the back finished and
the front almost finished, but the warm summer months relegated this project to
my UFO basket. It might have remained there indefinitely,
losing out to a slew of gifts waiting to be finished-but you, our readers, came
in to save the day!
Often I look to you for inspiration just as you look to one another. I love to see the projects you've completed, what colors you used, what
modifications you made. So I decided to share a few of the finished
that inspired me to pick that project back up this fall. I've asked
creators to share a few words about their experiences with the pattern.
you excited about crocheting this sweater? I wanted
to make something for my sister that was classy and stood out at the
This was the perfect sweater!
modifications, if any, did you make? I used
the largest length but kept the smallest width. My sister likes her
have any specific tips to share? Be patient! This was my first
had to start it over six times. But it was so worth it. Now I'm up for
were you excited about crocheting this sweater? When
I got the magazine and was looking through the pages I
was immediately drawn
to this sweater. I loved the look of the cables and it is my favorite
modifications, if any, did you make? This
was my first attempt at a sweater so I did not make any modifications. I
different type of yarn than recommended so it is bulkier and very warm.
did you love about crocheting this sweater? I
loved the ease of the pattern. It just flowed off my hook with ease and
done before I knew it. I was very interested in the stitch technique as
one I had not tried before.
Why were you excited about
crocheting this sweater? I loved the cabling effect in the
pattern. I also loved the neckline, and I love Kim's patterns in
made the pattern as part of a Crochet-along.
What did you love about crocheting
this sweater? It was challenging, but I was SO
proud of myself for doing the cabling and extended single crochet
It's always fun to do things as part of a group as well.
Do you have any specific tips to
share? I wish I'd made mine longer and
less wide. I also feel the arms are a bit snugger than I'd like. Using a
hook and crocheting loosely made things easier for me. Another crocheter
suggested using stitch markers to keep track of where to switch to the
stitch and that was helpful.
were you excited about crocheting this sweater? I
always like the cable look and this one is different from the others I have
modifications did you make? I
added reverse sc around the neckline.
Thanks to your inspiration, with a little
luck, I'll have my sweater finished in time for the chill of winter. But, of
course, you can never have too many sweaters, so I'm still looking through my
back issues and choosing the next sweater for my queue. If you don't have all
these issues on your shelf, check the Interweave online store. Now, I can't decide.....which sweater
do you like
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