I recently bought like 30 balls of fun fur or eyelash yarn (which ever you want to call it) at a thrift store (they have hundreds for .50 ea) thinking I would make a sweater for the Fall. However, I haven't found a pattern that looks simple enough for me to put together (only been crocheting since March). I am working on a vest now that I thought would be simple enough (only 2 basic stitches) and it is kicking my butt. So, I am not sure now that making a sweater is such a great idea for my skill level.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Fun fur and eyelash yarns make wonderful scarves and shawls. The rectangle shawls are beautiful in these yarns. Scarves, long and short, to wear with sweaters and tees as a compliment are "in" right now. Scarves to wear in the Fall & Winter under your jacket or coat would be warm and dressy.
My 22 year old granddaughter has 3 shawls that I made for her and she wants more!! She also likes the scarves to wear with her blouses and wants more of them! She likes them both wide and narrow. She is really keeping me busy.
I am sure you will have fun working with these yarns.
PS. I would make the easy things before attempting to make a vest or sweater. I used to make neck scarves, socks and mittens. Then I went to sweaters. That worked for me. You can make all kinds of mistakes on those items and it doesn't show. Mistakes on sweaters can be frustrating when you have to "tear" out a row or two!!
Thanks for the suggestions. As soon as my thumb heals, I will get right to it! LOL
I found this long but precise instruction about making a crochet sweater. This was very helpful to me. I hope you like it too.
I find the eyelash yarn difficult to knit or crochet with. I either use it, along w/ yarn, as an embellishment at neck, cuff or other edge or I hold it together with yarn thru the entire piece. The garment is more comfortable to wear and I feel that it drapes more reliably.