Have I got something to share with you today!! I made a new sweatshirt and I have a giant crush on it...which is why I am blogging at 7pm on a Wednesday night. Because I cannot wait a minute more to show you the pictures. So here they are. Squeee!!
I won the Sloane Sweater pattern by Love Notions in a giveaway and was super excited to try it out. The thing that spoke to me the most was the optional yoke, which ran from a traditional yoke position on the back...but traveled over the shoulder to the front of your shirt. So if you chose a contrasting fabric, or cut something patterned on the bias, you would have a peekaboo style yoke on your shoulders.
It was exactly what I needed to be able to incorporate more crocheted granny squares into a piece of clothing. I absolutely love how it turned out.
It took six granny square roses to complete the look. That's all! The great thing about crocheted panels is that they've got a great open weave and will fit into any pattern piece without a lot of trouble. Yarn is stretchy, the way they are made is moveable. And with a little fidgeting, they fit perfectly.
I laid out my squares on the pattern piece that I needed it to fit in. And then got to work.
Pssst....if you're a crocheter yourself and want to know how I made these squares, check back here on Friday for a freebie pattern. You can make this yourself! Woot!
The Sloane sweater is a very relaxed fit and perfect for fall. In fact, it was quite perfect for this new sweater fleece material that I picked up at Joanns. I bought it without an actual idea of what to make. Impulse fabric purchases often end up as my favorite makes. Why is that?
The only complaint I actually have is my fault. And it's not a fit issue, as much as it is that I apparently stretched the bottom a bit while I was hemming it and it's being a little crazy/wonky. I think after it's been washed it'll lay just fine. (Because that bubble butt look I have going on from the side is not so flattering.)
All of my worries about this ending up "old lady-ish" has gone out the window. I adore this top. It's insanely comfy and paired with these jeggings, it was exactly the look I was hoping for.
Now excuse me as I go granny square all the things.