Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Sweet Sweater-How I Made My Version




Since I have had several inquiries, I figured I would post how I made the sweater here. The version of Amy's Sweet Sweater I made fit a girls size 7/8 and measured 14" from the back of the neck to the hem.

Yarn used: Lion Brand Homespun in the colorway Renaissance- 1 1/4 skeins (8 ounces total, about 250 yards).

For the starting chain I used an L hook (8.0 mm)-body was done using a K hook (6.5 mm) and ribbing rounds were done using an I hook (5.5 mm)

My gauge on this was 3 dc per in/cm-using the K hook

Starting chain was 29 using an 8.0 mm hook (this included the turning chain)

Using 6.5 mm hook
Neck Shaping:
I did row 2 for a total of 4 rows.

Continuing Raglan Increase:
4 rounds total

Forming the sleeves: (started on round 5)


After round two, I did 7 rounds even

For the ribbing (5.5 mm hook)
I did 3 full rounds, which measured a 2 1/8" ribbed edge,

Sleeve Edging: (using a 5.5 mm hook)
I did two rounds of FPdc/BPdc for the cap sleeves.


Megan said...

Sign me up for some cheek squeezing- Elena is too cute!! I love the sweater :)

Susana said...

It turned out really nice. It looks like a perfect fall sweater.

Vik said...

Elena, you are a beautiful top model!

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Thanks for posting this! I've linked it to the CAL blog.



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