Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tall Latte for October

Sweater number 11! This is Doris Chan's Talle Latte. I crocheted a short sleeve version since I didn't have much yarn (a little more than 5 skeins). It's the same yarn as my Shapely Tank, Knit Picks Cotlin in Kohlrabi. Who says crochet eats up more yarn? I used slightly more for this but it has extra material in the sleeves.

I used my new knowledge of short rows to customize the fit. Short rows are easy! And then I added bust darts. It fits perfectly!

Here is a great article on short rows. This is what made the technique click for me.

Testing Patterns for Others

While I took my month off from the sweaters, I tested some patterns for other crochet designers. I appreciate timely testing so thought I'd volunteer.

Mermaid Scales is a bikini set by Pyogazel. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease.

Parul is a triangle scarf/shawl by Rebecca Logan (ravelry - ThatLogan Chick). I used Berroco Seduce and it is YUMMY.

And then the Sweet Pea Tote by Cathy Phillips (ravelry - LuvMaxine). The yarn is Caron One Pound and this is my favorite carryall.