I picked up the July/August issue of Crochet Today.. had to have it.. I saw the Sweet Summer Cardi sweater and bought the issue on the spot. It’s adorable. However, theirs looks better than mine. 😦
This is theirs..
Crochet Today July/Aug 2010 photographed by Rose Callahan at Coney Island on April 13, 2010 for Future US.
This is mine..
Maybe not terribly bad from the front..but look at the back.
It’s not suppose to look like this.. I tried to add pleats to make the fit better…
No, I don’t think it looks better.
Now, keep in mind I’m truly a beginner… though sometimes I go out on a limb and shoot for more. This is one time when I stepped back and went for three.. The pattern is recommended as intermediate level.. but like I said, I paid no mind because I had to have this sweater. My gauge was pretty accurate..only off about a 1/2 stitch, my stitches counted out.. it was going terrific.. that is until I put it on… it’s too big.. and I made the smallest size available. I’ve ripped the body part out twice, decreased some stitches, and still I’m not satisfied. The yoke is just too big. I really needed to start over with a smaller hook.. but it’s staying as is.. If I don’t stop messing with it I might junk the whole thing. We’ll just pretend that I’ve left a little room to grow and move on. I’m sad though.. I really wanted to love this sweater.