Friday, April 23, 2010

Chevron Lace Cardigan

I always want to make Chevron Lace Cardigan, I saw so many beautiful Chevron Lace Cardigans online. Finally, I started this project about 2 weeks ago. I am very disappointed how it fits, esp the armpits. The Chevron pattern itself is gorgeous, I guess I just don't like Top Down Pattern. It is first time that I crochet Top Down Pattern for myself. It could be my body is OFF, so it doesn't work for me.

Here is the link for the pattern:

Chevron Lace Cardigan


I want to crochet this for long time, for some reasons, I never start it. Hopefully, it wouldn’t take long to finish this cardigan. I plan not to crochet sleeves.

Used J hook for Row 1 and 2, then switched to Hook I. Because I heard a lot of people said the neck is kind of tight, so I chained it loosely and with larger hook.

Just finished Row 10 with one skein of yarn. This cardigan is easy and quick.


Working on the armpits areas, have really hard time. First, I started the YOKE at Row 14, then it is too tight, so I frogged it, and start YOKE at Row 15, and I didn’t break the yarn to do the chain, I just crochet Row 16 then stop at stitch 20 and chained 10. And it is still too tight, then I frogged again and changed to larger hook (Hook J). Again, it is still too tight. Now I am going to do is to add another row, so I will start YOKE at Row 17 and with hook J, hopeful it works this time, I am just so frustrated to keep frogging the piece.


Very frustrated with armpits, it seems no matter what I did, they still too tight. So now I chained 20 instead of 10 w/ hook J. It seems ok.


Half way through, not too happy with the armpits area, now it is a little too big.


Finished the body, only thing left is the edging!! So far I am not too happy how it fits! Very disappointed!


All Done!! I will take pics tomorrow.

I did one row of SC and 2 rows of DC for edging! Still not happy how it fits.

About the yarn:

I love it, it is very soft!! Just a little bit splitty.

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