Friday, July 15, 2011

Light and Lacy China CAL

Pattern: Light and Lacy by Doris Chan
Yarn: Schachenmayr Nomotta Belana, superwash wool
Yardage: 546 yards in stash
Color: F8410, blue
Hook: US Size G & I
Cast on: June 25, 2010
Notes: I learned to crochet with steel hook and cotton threads when I was a little girl, but never done much other than an occasional edging. This is my first time to crochet from a pattern, and to make a garment that supposed to fit a human body. The beginning was a bit challenging, I couldn't even figure out where in the pattern was the "cast on".  I was constantly lost where I was on the garment. When I finally got the idea how the back and front and shoulders fit together, I thought the shoulder straps were way too short, so I added a few rows (like quite a few). This resulted a massively plunging neckline that only JLo would wear in public. I added a round of white to pull it together. Now, that looks better.

(Update to add, this is not done yet (yarn and markers attached!), still yet to finish the bottom, and white edgings around the arm holes to match the neckline.)


pinkundine said...

Considering it sounds like you weren't in your element, the finished item looks beautiful :) I like the white edging a lot

Spinster Beth said...

I think the white edging is a great addition to the pattern!

I once made a sweater with too wide of a neck, so I weaved some yarn through the neck and pulled it a little, like a drawstring. It's amazing how we can come up with ways to fix stuff!

WonderWhyGal said...

It's adorable and I love layers so wearing the long t-shirt underneath is perfect.

Melissa Plank said...

Great job! It's pretty and comfortable looking, plus it's a pretty color!

Voie de Vie said...

You will look back at this project one day and remember your aha moment when you realized how the construction made sense. Doris Chan is great (she's one of my favs), but tackling her first pattern is definitely a learning experience!

AllyB said...

Nice job! Give that doggie a pet or two for me and have a great week.

Kathryn Ray said...

LOL. I think JLo would be proud to wear it. ;-)

I say nice work on the vest. :-)