Announcing the brand new CAL (Crochet Along): Petals Wrap Cardigan from "Crochet So Fine". In this post, I will describe what you will need to get started, and next week we will begin with week 1 of 5 of the CAL.
In the original cardigan I used a laceweight bamboo yarn. In the new CAL sweater, I am going to try a different fiber, but stay within the laceweight category of yarn. I'm going to use Tahki Stacy Charles Superior & Nirvana held together - "Duets Style" and use the same G/6 (4mm) crochet hook. I'm still debating color, but will definitely have it figured out by next week :)
Petals Wrap Cardigan:
Geometry is often the inspiration for my crochet designs. In this sweater, it is twofold. First, I found a beautiful four-sided pineapple motif that I expanded into a six-sided design so that it would look like six petals of a flower. Second, I dissected the hexagon motif into two half hexagons to create the right and left fronts of the cardigan, with a full hexagon back. The resulting wraparound cardigan features a lacy six-petal flower motif across the back and a flower petal edging to mimic those of the central motif. The side ties are long enough to wrap around the waist and tie in the back.
What you will need:
Lace weight (#0 Lace [10/2]), 1,325 (1,655, 2,022, 2,425) yd (1,211 [1,513, 1,849, 2,217] m).
shown: Southwest Trading Company, Xie 10/2 (100% bamboo; 920 yd [841 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g]): #471; 2 (2, 3, 3) cones.
G/6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
First 3 rnds of Back = 3½" (9 cm) in diameter at widest point.
Size S (M, L, XL) fits 34 (38, 42, 46)” (86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117) cm) bust circumference
excluding the Side Edgings.
22 (24, 26, 28)” (56 [61, 66, 71] cm) long. Cardigan shown is a size M.
Ok, change of plan for yarn. I decided to go with Alpaca Yarn Company's Suri Elegance (100% Suri Alpaca) laceweight 100gm/875 yds. Here's a link if you want more info about the yarn: Suri Elegance