Nowadays, when you need something, you go to the WWW, and find it. luckily for us usually our answers are very easy to find ( i think we can blame google for that.. ). When Atzmon told me he wants to order a sweater from me, i was a little afraid at the beginning.. a sweater? where will i find how to make one? i know.. stupid question..
after a quick web search i found several patterns, and he chose one. this one
. you can find it here.
I really thought long time about which yarn i will make it from, maybe regular acrylic yarn, or homespun by lion brand, but i didn’t like the colors of them and it looked like it will be too heavy, also it will not have the same effect of the original yarn. Eventually i went with the one that is suggested in the pattern super tweed by Red heart. usually i am not doing that.. i like to create it myself, but the color was good and i couldn’t find something that will look feel good as this.
As you know you have to start with the gauge. yes. must! i hate it. i did it only once before,but this was my first XL sweater ever, and I know my crocheting is tight so i always need to choose a bigger needle.. and i didn’t want to mess this one up.
based on my knowledge of my crocheting, i checked my gauge.. i wanted to work with my usual 5mm, but it was too small… here you can see the difference clearly:
my 5 mm:
my 6 mm:
and side bu side:
clearly i had to go with my 6 mm.. 🙂
now I never buy the entire yarn for my project in the same time.. as i don’t want to stay with a lot of leftovers, and this pattern stated 8 skeins for XL sweater.. so i bought 2. after the first skein was done, i had this piece in my hands:
so i figured i can buy at least 5 more..
the fun part finally came when i finished all 4 pieces and started to connect them together, Red heart did something really cool, and i guess a lot of crocheters knows this trick already, but that’s my first time so i liked it a lot! after you connect the front to the back in the shoulder seam, you need to open the fabric and spread it, now you take the sleeves and put them on the square shaped hole that was created with the body like this:
this made the sewing very easy!
After finishing almost everything, i let my son try it on.. he used to take cover under it while i was working on the pieces and was very excited to see it is becoming a sweater. more of a sack for him. so when i put it on him he was thrilled!! he enjoyed it so much! and i could have an idea about the strongness of my stitches 🙂
Finally i could take it for last measurement, and it was perfect!
i fasten all the ends off, cleaned it and wrapped it nicely to put it on Atzmon desk.
Imagine his surprise when he saw the sweater ready in the middle of June 🙂 he was very happy with it and as you can see the result is very satisfying… (yes he tried it on in June!)
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’till next time!