Friday, August 17

Fireside Boy's Cardi finished

Finally took some pics of a sweater my son requested back in early Spring. One reason I tend to crochet toys is he hates wearing sweaters. So when he requested a crocheted sweater, even picking out the yarns and colors from my stash, I got right to it.
I winged it (as you can probably tell) and it was my first time using tunisian stitches for the modified drop sleeves. They feel soft and cozy and drape so nicely! The fun-to-do color pattern is Stitchdiva's 3-Color Tunisian(TM).
The overall silhouette of it makes me think of a '50's camp jacket. If there were some orangey or brown tones in place of the white, I think it would look even more so.
He loves dragons, volcanoes, fiery reds, fireworks, etc., so I tried out different stitches that might look like spiky flames as I went. He also loves angora and found a partial ball of Tahki Jolie (the white stripes). It's the same yarn I used for this bunny and this teacher's gift.
Other yarns used are: Karabella Aurora 8, S. Charles Collezione Victoria, Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Plush, and Lion Brand Wool-Ease. When it cools off outside I'll put the buttons on. It also has pockets!

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