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Sweater #2 for The Firefly Hook’s “Sweater School”

2019 Sweater School

Sweater #2

This sweater brought me some serious joy. I loved learning how to make the rounded yoke (which for garment newbies is the shaped pattern piece, in this case around the neck and shoulders). The stitch pattern was interesting enough to keep things fun, but not so complicated that I had to look at the pattern book every time I started another row.

The Details

Book: Top-Down Crochet Sweaters by Dora Ohrenstein

Pattern: Ava

Yarn: Unidentified stash yarn

Size: Began with Small, then adjusted to fit my daughter (Age 6)

Model: My daughter Iva (a.k.a Drama-Baby)

The Experience

As you can see in the photos, the neckline is a little big for Iva. The pattern repeat with the bobbles is supposed to begin and end on the yoke (before the armholes and body are made). Iva’s has two bobble rounds on the yoke and one on the body. If I made this again, I would squish the bobble rounds up on the yoke to make the size adjustment.

This pattern has sleeves, but when Iva saw it like this, she just HAD to have it like it was. And since it was a little big on top, there were already sleeves going on… kinda:) She seems to have inherited my mantra that everything “looks fine how it is!” – it can be a blessing and a curse. I like to think of it as a sign of contentment and not complacency.

I finished this sweater about 6 months ago, and my daughter grew enough that this became a belly shirt. So we added some wild orange trim to add length, shrink the neck opening, and add to the bitty sleeves.
I love the sweater even more now! And she seems truly happy with it – not just contented.
Can’t wait to share more!
Until next time, be well dear readers. Crochet often. Create always!


Sample Sale

I know ya’ll are makers and may not need/want ready-made items, but designers start to collect quite the stash of samples from design work. I’m selling the ones I didn’t keep or gift. They are priced from $5 – $20.
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