A remake of the Pastel dress, with a yarn that reminds me of the seashore — the different shades of blue in the distance, the greens of algae and seaweed washed up on the rocks.
Similar to the remake of the Ginkgo top, this sweater uses the same lace pattern as the top of the Pastel dress (which was a variation of the Ginkgo lace pattern), minus the armhole shaping and with a simpler boat neck shaping.
The yarn I used was Mary Maxim Prism in Still Waters. I love this yarn. It’s affordable, super washable, the colours are amazing, has a nice drape. I wish there is a Mary Maxim closer to where I live… *sigh*
It has a very simple shape and stitch pattern, so I imagine it would look nice with a variegated yarn like Noro, or a sparkly yarn for fancier occasions :)
Light worsted weight yarn, approx. 700 yards
5 mm and 4.5 mm hooks
Tapestry needle for sewing
Sweater measures: 34″ around, 19.5″ in length
Length is easily adjustable by working more or fewer rows. Width can be adjusted by adding or subtracting stitches in the foundation ch by multiples of 6.
6 stitches = 1 3/8”
Fan = [dc, 2 ch, dc, 2 ch, dc] in same space
With 5 mm hook, ch 85.
Row 1: dc in 6th ch from hook, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch, [skip next 2 ch, fan in next ch, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch] to end, [dc, ch 2, dc] in last ch, turn.
Row 2: ch 3, skip first dc, fan in dc between fans, [dc in 2nd dc of next fan, fan in next dc between fans] to end, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Row 3: ch 5, ch in 1st dc, dc in 2nd dc of next fan, [fan in next dc between fans, dc in 2nd dc of next fan] to end, [dc, ch 2, dc] in turning ch, turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until there are 34 rows altogether, ending with row 2.
Row 35: work in pattern to the 4th fan of the row, dc in 2nd dc of the 4th fan, dc in next dc between fans, turn.
Row 36: ch 5, dc in next dc, dc in the 2nd dc of next fan, work in pattern till end, turn.
Row 37-38: work in pattern. Fasten off.
Attach yarn to the other corner of row 34, repeat rows 35-38.
Repeat pattern for front until neck shaping. Work 2 more rows so that there are 36 rows altogether, ending with row 2.
Row 37-38: repeat rows 35 and 36 of front. Fasten off.
Attach yarn to the other corner of row 36, repeat rows 37-38.
With right sides together and wrong sides facing, sew shoulder seams together.
With right sides together and wrong sides facing, sew side seams together, starting at the top of the 11th row from the top of the sweater.
Turn sweater right side out.
Edging: with 4.5 mm hook
Neckline: attach yarn to a dc (not part of a fan) on the back of neck. ch 1, sc in same dc, [sc in 1st dc of fan, sc in next ch 2 sp, skip 2nd dc of fan, sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in 3rd dc of fan, sc in next dc] around, sl st in beginning sc of found, fasten off.
Armholes: attach yarn to any space on the armhole. We will be crocheting into the side of the rows, or what I call “row-ends”. ch 3, work 2 dc in each row-end around, sl st in top of beginning ch 3, fasten off. Repeat for the other armhole.
Bottom edge: attach yarn to any ch 2 space, ch 3, work 1 dc in every ch 2 space, every base of a fan, and every base of a dc, sl st in top of beginning ch 3, fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
And it’s done! :D
Here’s an in-between shot in which I was caught adjusting the necklace, which I thought turned out kind of cool and stylish :D
Hope you enjoy the remake! Have a happy Saturday! :D