This combines an ageless silhouette with classic fabric to create an on trend item that could be worn for decades.
Tweed fabric has a long history. It has been worn from the likes of Dr. Watson, Dr. Who and Dr. Jones (Indiana was the dog), royalty and is the foundation of the iconic Chanel suit. The idea that with a few basic stitches you could create your own tweed, in any color combo you wanted was something that I got really excited about. Something classic, but with a twist.
The Spring Thing is light weight and colorful. It has feminine shaping and a flirty cap sleeve. With a change of colors it could go from a fun, hippie look to a sophisticated top you could wear under a suit.
The top was named by my daughter, who is hoping for warmer weather and trips to the beach to begin ASAP. At the time these photos were taken, it was 37 degrees outside.
This sweater comes in 7 sizes, ranging from X Small out to XXX Large. To Fit Bust sizes range from 28 in./71 cm. up to 52 in./132 cm.
This top has a classic fit, with 2-4 in. / 5-10 cm. of positive ease. Model is a medium with a 36 inch bust, wearing a size small. The Extra Small and Small would be suitable for a large child or pre-teen.
Main color: 370 (400, 450, 510, 570, 610, 700) yards of sport weight yarn.
Contrasting colors: 40 (40, 50, 60, 60, 60, 70) yards each of 7 different contrasting colors.
If you weigh out your scrap yarn for contrasting color, you will need 11 ( 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21) grams of yarn.
I used Classic Elites Mika, 100% Organic DK weight yarn. Classic Elites has, unfortunately gone out of business. This yarn is a heavy Sport weight/light DK that works up on a G/4.25 MM crochet hook. I recommend Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek DK, Takhi Classic Cotton Light, Berroco Modern Cotton as substitutes.
G / 4.25 mm Crochet Hook, 2 stitch markers, needle for weaving in ends.
7 Minute video on the hows and whys of steam blocking.
This video will go over the stitch diagram on a Front post Stitch and how to make them so they don't distort of curl your fabric.
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