Friday, November 13, 2009

Crochet sweater from the files ...

This is in response to cti's post about designing a crochet pattern for a4A ... this terrific cardigan was made a couple years ago by Pamela in NYC. She told me the pattern is from an old and out of print Better Homes and Gardens crochet pamphlet. I am posting the photo here for inspiration.

I think my only suggestion might be that the torso might be better with a little more length, but I am not sure, as I can't tell from this photo exactly (and I don't quite remember when I had the sweater in hand at the Basement.)

Pamela has been hosting a wonderful knitting/crochet group for a4A in NYC. They make individual projects and group blankets. Very creative women, often adding extra flourishes -- charming buttons or a touch of embroidery and mixes of stitches on the group constructions. If any New Yorkers are reading this and want to contact Pamela, please email me, and I will put you in touch. This photo is from 2007 when I had a chance to meet up with them at the Point knitting shop/cafe in Greenwich Village. Kay from Mason-Dixon was with us too, but must have escaped before the photo. I love New York ...


Shirley said...

Ann, Great sweater! Very colorful!
And I love the group photo. Which one is you?

Afghan Ann said...

Which tempts me to want to say -- you show me yours, and I'll show you mine. :-) Wouldn't you love if more people posted photos with themselves along with their knit or crochet gifts? Always fun seeing the faces behind the work -- makes this online socializing more personal or real or something like that. So far, I think we've only seen Basement faces ... I am in the green scarf, and we have more photos with faces in our Participants Gallery on our website.

Shirley said...

Ok, you're on!
I'll have my hubby take my photo with this baby blanket when I'm finished!

cti said...

that is a great design, quite simple to do and easy to adjust to vary decorations, etc. I'll put that into the idea factory running in the back of my mind :)

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