Friday, February 16, 2007

So, is it groovy??

I just finished this sweater yesterday

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I got the pattern from the old (now defunct) Groovy Crochet website. (which is archived on the Internet Archive thank goodness) It's the Easy Crochet Vest. It's a pattern from the mid-60's.

I've done this pattern before, but the last time I did it, I followed the directions exactly, and the sweater was a teensy bit too small for me. (gave it to a friend)

This time I modified the pattern a little...I made it a little wider, and a little longer, and then just "winged" it to do the shoulder and sleeve shaping. I was shocked to hell when I got the shoulders sewn up and it actually fit.

I wore it out into public for the first time today (went to the grocery store) I dont think it looks too bad. I'm just hoping that the yarn doesnt stretch too much from wearing it. (I used Red Heart SS Cherry Red and a K hook)

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.


sid63usm said...

Looks good!!

ErinLindsey said...

Thanks! It was fun to make!

I'm getting better at making clothing.

I still have another sweater that I'm working on (a long sleeved cardigan) that I should finish putting the sleeves on...

We're having bad weather tonight and tomorrow...maybe I'll get it out tonight.

Now that I've got 4 1/2 practice sweaters made (practice because I used acrylic) maybe I'll be able to use some of Grandma's yarn that you sent me to make myself a sweater out of.

Either that, or I'm going to figure out a way to buy a bunch of Noro Silk to make myself a sweater. (I'll have to win a large Powerball jackpot to be able to afford Noro)

Pam said...

Followed a link from Crochetville, I love your vest! It is soooo groovy! Good for you!

vicki said...

erin its beautiful, you did a great job, i lso followed a link from crochetville lol, its "groovy" alright i can rememember wearing one very much like it in the 70's hehe