A nice surprise came through the email while I was away, the preview of Interweave Crochet Winter 2010. My projects in here are pretty special, since I designed them before our move and put the finishing touches on the first week in the house. Which means, I had no mannequins to style or sewing needles (I had to buy new ones), and had to keep CJ from crawling on them since I had to work on the floor (we had no furniture).
This projects is a classic comfy cardigan. It is worked in one piece from the bottom around the shoulders to the front. The yarn is the heavenly Road to China LT by the Fiber Company, an alpaca cashmere blend. Ginny did the heavy lifting crocheting this. I crocheted the ribbing only, I think. Thank goodness for her since our new house does not have A/C and it was over 85 in the house that week.
This pullover is asymmetrical cable design. The majority of the piece is really simple to crochet in hdc stitches. The front is the only part with the cable. The cable part itself is not challenging with a diagram, you just need to keep a marker where you are on the pattern. Diane did the beautiful crochet work on this for me, since she is an ace at crochet cables. I originally proposed it in a charcoal gray background with a light gray cable, and if I ever have time I think I will make one in those grays for Mr CBF. It is definitely his kind of style.
I can't wait to see the magazine and get to look at all the other great projects in there!