onsdag 13. august 2008

My new top

My new top
Look what I've made! This is my first crochet cloth, and I'm so proud! It turned out exactly as I wanted it. I had to adjust the pattern a little, just adding some length at the bottom and at the top, but with the help from more experienced aunts it was no problem. The pattern is from the book "Fabulous and Flirty Crochet" (amazon).

Here is a close-up of the pattern stitch:
My new top
The yarn I have used is a silk and alpaca blend (20% silk and 80% alpaca). Many of you may think this sounds a bit warm for a summer top, but for the not-so-warm summers here north it is perfect.

This top was a little test to myself to see if I have the patience to crochet large things. Because of the good result, I am now going to make a sweater from the same pattern book. I just have to find the right yarn... The pattern says mohair, but I don't like mohair neither to work with or wear, so I will have to find something else. I'll keep you noticed on the progress!