Crochet-a-Long: Part 2

Colorfully Modern Cardigan

Colorfully Modern Cardigan

Drum roll, please… It’s finished!!  I really enjoyed crocheting this sweater.  It’s nice and soft and warm.  I wore it to brunch with my hubby to celebrate our anniversary.  We sat outside and I was nice and toasty even though the wind kicked up a bit.Kelly Modern Cardigan

Now, for the scoop on how I finished the Colorfully Modern Cardigan.  I worked the pattern as written until I got to the trim for the sleeves and neckline.  Then, I switched it up a bit.

The pattern says to work the surface slip stitch from the wrong side.  But, if you do that, the “V’s” of the slip stitches will be on the wrong side of the fabric.  I wanted mine to show, so I worked with the right side facing me.  I worked 2 rows of it on each sleeve.  For the neckline, I wanted it to be wider, so I worked some sc back and forth around the neck.  Some decreasing was needed a few times to prevent a little ruffling that started to creep up on me.  Back!  Back!  I ripped back and tamed that neckline with decreases.  And with the 4 rows of surface slip stitch, it’s perfect.

Surface Slip Stitch at Neckline

Surface Slip Stitch at Neckline

I also decided not to sew a snap at the front top trim.  I’m still thinking about what I want to do for the closure.  It’d be nice to have something, even if I create loops and place a few buttons.  The double crochet posts might even work as loops if the buttons are small enough.  But the buttons will have to be subdued.  There’s too much going on with color and texture in this sweater to have busy buttons.

I’m definitely going to make another one of these and probably in a solid.  But first, there are a few other projects I’d like to tackle (it is football season, after all!).

 

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