There's a fever going around the offices here at Interweave this Summer. It's a special kind of fever I have tentatively dubbed "Pineapple Pandemonium". I blame Marcy. Last week, while going to press on the Fall issue of Interweave Crochet, Marcy basically had a Capri Cover (Interweave Crochet, Summer 2012) for every day of the week. I was working away on my dress-length version until I couldn't stand the pretty parade of pineapples any longer. So, I put down the dress and started and finished a top in 2 days. Here's the result:
I made the 30" size Capri Cover with a mere 440 yards of Debbie Bliss Amalfi. The only modifications I made were: A) I made a ch-5 at the tip of the pineapple on the very last round, and B) I did 3 rows of sl st blo on the bottom hem, for a little sturdier finish.
As for the dress, it's coming along! I'm just now at the armhole join. Here's a little sneak peak for you...
There's no yarn information for this one; it's made from a discontinued DK weight linen. If you would like tips on how to convert this top to a dress, see Marcy's Blog. I hope to be able to frolic around in this by the weekend. And with most of the country in a heat wave, you could easily start and finish your Capri Cover with plenty of time to wear it this Summer! Go ahead, catch a serious case of Pineapple Pandemonium and show us your work in our Galleries.
Happily In Stitches,