Tuesday, 26 April 2016

April Sweater.

I have challenged myself to make one boy sweater each month and I have succeeded so far, well okay it's usually a rush to get it finished in time and so far it's nearly almost been last minute but I get there in the end....



I like to use this as an opportunity to try out some of the many free crochet/knitting patterns that are available to all of us from so many sources..



This time I used a Red Heart pattern it can be found here.  One of the problems with stash-busting is you rarely have the same yarn that the pattern calls for and so have to compromise.  This pattern asked for sport weight yarn and I used DK, as a result the chest size is two inches less that the expected finished measurements.  I made the 24 inch chest size which is supposed to have a finished chest size of 28 inches that's a whole 4 inches more, mine measures 26 inches which I reckon is just right a two inch give I think is more than enough.


I don't like this type of crochet ribbing it has no stretch at all, you can't beat knitted rib for stretch, if I make a knitted ribbed crochet sweater I will  get the best of both worlds I think. 



So enough of the moaning I think for all my complaints it's still a lovely sweater and was very easy and quick to make, it's quite an open pattern so I will be supplying a little T shirt to go underneath.

STATS

It took 170 grams Marriner Yarn in shades..
Apple
Royal
Madonna
Oatmeal.

Now I just have time to make my two April Ted puppets for the Teddy Puppet Appeal before the end of the month. Click here for more details about this appeal.

Have a great week.

Linking with...




Snickerdoodle Sunday
Hookin on hump day
Cooking and crafting with J&J
Handmade Monday
Lunamon Design
Scrapability Saturday
Link and Share Wednesdays






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17 comments:

  1. This sweater design is absolutely amazing :)

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  2. Great colors for a lovely sweater !!!!
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  3. It's a lovely little sweater and I'm sure will fit someone just right. :)

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  4. Lovely colours in the sweater.

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  5. I love the springlike colours in this jumper. It will keep someone very warm.

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  6. Wow!! So beautiful!! I love the colors you have used:)

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  7. It is a great sweater Linda and will make one little boy very happy.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. Home knit or crochet sweaters always look so snuggley. Love the colours too.

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  9. What a cute sweater and a beautiful pattern too.

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  10. Wow Linda this crocheted sweater is so nice. You did a great job making it. :)
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  11. This turned out so great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  12. Lovely sweater Linda - very well done x

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  13. I agree with you about about ribbed cuffs, Linda. But nevertheless it's a very beautiful sweater! Nice pattern and such a fresh color combination, I especially like the apple green. Happy weekend! Nata xxx

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  14. It's really pretty, I love the gorgeous stripes on it.

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  15. Hi Linda, I'm happy to inform you that I featured this at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J. We hope to see you again. Enjoy your day and week. Julie xo

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  16. Thank you for sharing at my link party last week, a New party is open

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