Just a few months ago, I crocheted a plate of fruits for the SweetGeorgia TNNA display. This project totally set my heart on fire again for the love of crocheting. Ever since then I was trying to find another opportunity to crochet something.
As soon as I knew Flamingo was going to be the July club yarn, my immediate reaction was: “Oh! I can crochet with this colour!” Having this colourway dyed on Flaxen Silk Fine was an asset too. I could easily find a lace pullover pattern, which I have plenty to choose from my pattern collection. Once the project was finished, I would still have the rest of the summer to wear it! What a good timing!
The pattern I used was from 大人が着たい旬ニット. No, I don’t read Japanese, but I can read diagrams no problem! You can find the book here on Amazon. This pattern was #5 in the book.
Before I started, I thought of the possibility of using one skein to finish off the project. And I did tried to shorten the pattern a little bit by starting with 227 chains instead of 277 chains. Hopefully this pullover could be done with just one skein of yarn. “It’s lace, I should be ok”, I thought.
And I thought wrong. When I was just a little over two thirds through, I ran out of yarn. I tried on the unfinished pullover to see how much more yarn I need, and sadly found that it was too short. It barely covered my chest, not even close to my waist. Ok, I need one more skein for sure.
I got another skein to finish the shortened garment, and then used the leftover to increase its length at the bottom. The pattern I used for the bottom part was a very simple net crochet, which went in rounds:
Round 1: ch5, (dc 1, ch 2) until end of rnd, sl to join on the 3rd chain at beginning
Round 2: ch1 and sc1 in the same st, ch2, (sc 1, ch 2) until end of rnd, sl to join
Repeat round 1-2 until desired length.
Round 3: sc1, ch7, (sc1 on the the 3rd sc of previous rnd, ch7) until end of rnd, sl to join
Round 4: sc9 on each of the ch7 of previous rnd, sl to join, cut yarn and lightly block
I hope you remember pleasant summer memories while creating something beautiful with Flamingo!
Each month, we dye a brand new, unique colourway for our Spinning Fibre and Sock Yarn Clubs. This post is all about what we sent out to our members in July 2017.