I know that many of you live in warm
climates. You crochet with fine-weight yarns and can wear lace garments
year-round. I will admit to a touch of jealousy. I love lightweight crochet-lace
shawls, shells worked in intricate stitch patterns, and garments crocheted in
lightweight silks and cotton!
The winters here in Colorado can be bitterly cold, and
I tend to reach for thick wool sweaters instead of lightweight silk or cotton
blends. But this year, with a little fashion creativity, I plan to wear
lightweight crochet garments all year. With this new goal in mind, I have
narrowed down my winter crocheting queue to four pieces.
||The lacy stitches worked with soft mohair make
the Moss Fern Wrap the perfect accessory to pair with an elegant dress on a
spring or summer evening. But when the winter chill arrives, I can wear it with
a classic wool coat or pair a dress for an indoor party.
||The simple double crochet and chain pattern of
the Trellis Pullover make this bamboo top a cool choice on a warm day. But
paired with a three-quarter-sleeved shirt, this fashionable sweater makes a
great fall layer.
||The draped silhouette of the Sangria Cardigan is
perfect for this fall's fashion. And the silk and alpaca yarn used to create the
lacy shell pattern also makes this a great transitional garment for spring when
paired with a skirt and sandals.
||And finally, I love the combination of bamboo
shells and double crochet stitches in the Abalone Shell. Worn over a tank top,
this lacy vest is perfect for summer. But worn with a long-sleeved tee or
button-up shirt with a long wool skirt, it becomes a perfect vest for a winter
Rather than just reaching for worsted-weight
wool and alpaca yarns, this winter I plan to work on and wear lightweight
crochet. You can take advantage of great discounts on the patterns I've
mentioned and many other great lightweight crochet designs during the StashBuster Sale. But hurry, this sale ends tomorrow.
P.S. I would love to hear how you wear your lightweight crochet year-round.
A quick piece to crochet, the wrap in the end looks like delicate lace.
Soft, flowing lace and a hip sash create the perfect feminine touch.