6.01.2011

Summer Interweave Crochet

Look who's design is on the cover again!

Back to back covers if you are keeping track at home.


How amazing is that?


The design has been in my sketch pile forever. It is a basic summer tank top that you can throw on on the hottest days of the year, or layer with a jacket when its cooler out. I am still not convinced if the variegated yarn adds or takes away from the stitch pattern. The stitch pattern is a simple shell repeat, nothing too exciting so I am not sure. I do like the two tone. For me I would love it in a navy/ eggplant/ fuchsia collar and a pale yellow or peach body.

The yarn pictured is Manos del Uruguay Serena (60% baby alpaca, 40% pima cotton). It was heavenly to crochet with. I kept a partial ball here in the studio to play with and pet from time to time. If you do have heat waves like we do, you can easily sub in other yarns. Actually, Lustersheen by Red Heart would work really well in its place. I know, acrylic for an alpaca blend, but it would work. Watch the cottons if you try to sub those in, get something in a blend to make it a bit lighter. The collar takes all the weight and cottons can be heavy.

Speaking of the collar, I did use grosgrain ribbon around the edge on the inside to help strengthen. I know it is a pain to sew in a ribbon, but it is SO worth it! I have a few more photos on my flickr site and Interweave has a few on theirs.

The issue is very pretty with lots and lots of lace tops and retro home items. Definitely take a closer look at Linda Perman's top, the vertical lines are really great; and it would be a pretty simple garment to make. The one that has won me over is Kristin Omdahl's tunic. The sleeves and lace are just stunning.

11 comments:

PoetessWug said...

Congrats!!!...A-G-A-I-N! :-)

Cris said...

Congrats to you!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

I love that top. I have not tried to crochet any garments....I guess because they're intimidating. But that one seems like it might not be. Can't wait til my mag is in the mailbox! :o)

CrochetBlogger said...

Very pretty piece. Congrats on the covers!

Ellen Gormley said...

Congratulations on another beautiful design!

crazymotheringchick said...

Oh, that is so pretty! I love Interweave Crochet, seems like it's forever between issues.

Mary Sarah said...

Wow!! Love it! Congratulations!!

Sara said...

That is so beautiful, and congratulations! I love your designs. I can't wait till this issue lands in my mailbox!

FugueStateKnits said...

Amazing yes, but not surprising:)!! Lovely!

MARİFETANE said...

Harika bir model.çok beğendim.ellerine sağlık.tebrikler.

Lupie said...

Just got my issue. What a beautiful sweater! You are so gifted.