|In the Green Sweater pattern from Creative Knitting Magazine July 2008|
I am very pleased with the finished project. This pattern has taught me more than I expected. I like to learn new things but I was surprised that one simple pattern could teach me so much.
I learned the pattern stitch, wildflower knot, is a simple but very nice stitch result.
At first it reminded me of the bauble stitch but not near as puffy. Then as the pattern continues through the sweater it almost looks like a cable stitch from a distance. Just a very pleasing effect indeed.
Also I learned to crochet backwards. Well that is what you do but it is called reverse single crochet. I had never heard of or seen this before but what a beautiful result. It is the finish stitch on the neckline.
|Reverse single crochet neck finish|
You may notice that the pattern has longer sleeves than my sweater. I did alter the sleeves. I knew when I started that I wanted the sleeves to be shorter so I did not follow the pattern sleeve directions. Instead I just followed the armhole shaping directions after I had knit in ribbing and pattern stitch for the length I wanted the sleeve to be.