Interweave Crochet's Summer Issue Preview is up for the gazing. In this issue, I have a summery cotton vest. This vest and I have quite the history. See I was design and crocheting this guy right in the middle of my first trimester. The extremely rough patch too. It almost seemed like to me every time I picked it up, I had another attack and was constantly putting it down. I don't think I crocheted more then 2 rows at a sitting. Talk about frustrating. Something of this size normally takes me about a week. I think I was over 5 weeks late turning it in. So bad that I delivered it in person to the editor a day before the photo shoot. Awful. Thankfully, IC was really nice about it and totally understood about being so sick.
The vest/ top is a great one for beach or pool wear this summer. The cotton is light and very washable. The top is constructed in panels. 3 for the top lace section, then those are seamed and the bottom is crocheted off of that . The stitch pattern for the lace is actually the same stitch repeated over and over, just with minor changes to the edges to make them slope. The bottom is a gentle texture with some front/ back loop stitches. One note, the website says its Tunisian crochet, but the project is all traditional crochet.