Once More Into The Breach

Shortly after I gave up on the sweater I got the crocheting itch really bad. There was nothing for it but to grab at the yarn and try again. I checked one of the balls for crocking, and it didn’t seem to be the culprit skein, so I plunged forward with a few modifications to the original design.

Sweater Beginning

Sweater Beginning

I used the base ch/sc that Doris Chan used for every project in the Everyday Crochet book. It works beautifully because in the crocheting world, a normal chain tends to grow when you put other stitches on it.

That explains why my original free-style attempt got so big. This way you chain and put the first row of single-crochets on at the same time, making it the size it will wind up at! I think I had something like one hundred stitches to make it big enough.

Then, instead of the double crochet stitch, I decided to use a single crochet to keep everything looking neat and tidy. It cuts down on the horizontal lines you tend to get with a taller stitch.

So, I am two balls into it and it’s looking like I’m not going to have enough yarn. I should have enough for at least a sleeveless sweater. Maybe (hopefully) a short sleeve. We shall see.

2 Responses to Once More Into The Breach
  1. Mama Mentor
    January 29, 2009 | 10:36 am

    Well, whatever it ends up as, it will be a beautiful color!

  2. Whitney
    January 29, 2009 | 2:46 pm

    Yay! It looks good so far. And the color is very pretty.

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