Thursday, April 30, 2009
Summer Sambuca Done!
Finally dry enough to finish up! I tried the metal clasp, but didn't like the way it looked with the lace, so ended up with just some pretty little pearl buttons down the front.
I'm thrilled, I must say. The project went quickly (3 days total, including drying time on the blocking!). It's a light and airy summer cardigan perfect over a tank top. Let's do some project stats!
Pattern: Sambuca Jacket by Doris Chan (from her book Amazing Crochet Lace)
Yarn: Aunt Lydia's Double Strand (Ocean/Aqua color... of course)
Changes to the pattern: Short sleeves. No border on the sleeves or the bottom. Used one row of single crochet followed by one row of crab stitch (reverse single crochet) for the fronts/neckband. Lenthened the body by a few repeats. Used a much lighter weight yarn, compensated by going up a size.
Problems with the pattern: The pattern is very very wordy, but since this was my second time thru, I "got" it a bit better this time (still have the same mistake in the same spot... stupid turns in crochet can still throw me off).
Overall impressions: what can I say? This is EXACTLY what I wanted. It's light, and airy. I'm happy with the fit. It's a favorite color. Certainly can't argue on how quickly it worked up.
Bring on summer!!!!