For a green lover

For a green lover

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Started yesterday evening and finished this mitts today. You can find the pattern here. It’s well written with lots of pictures.

These are my alterations for the project:

Finished after 9 rows of hearts and not 10. Worked one round of sc to finish.

By using only 2 colors I didn’t have to cut yarn at the end of each round. I carried the yarn inside the mitts.

I found the thumb wouldn’t work. So, I did it as follows:

Rnd 1: same as in pattern

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next two scs, sc2tog, sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 6 scs, sc2tog, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next two scs, sc2tog, sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 5 scs, sc2tog, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 4 and 5: sc around

 

I think it’s a very nice and quick project, especially  for Valentine’s Day!

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Spring now! Top Pattern

Spring now! Top Pattern

Yesterday night I finished this top. It is done without pattern inspired by the angel wings pinafore (for a baby girl). I wrote while working.

Better photographs coming soon!

Today is the day! Here is the pattern. Since nobody took a proper picture of me, only the pattern today.

Spring now! Top Pattern by lydienne

Size: XL/2XL

Gauge: 7 rows of shell stitch x 3 shells = 4 inches/10 cm

Finished measurements:
Bust: 47 inches/120 cm
Length from armpit to bottom: 20 inches/50 cm

What you need:

50 g of white worsted weight yarn (I used Zeeman Royal)
400 g of yellow worsted weight yarn ( I used G-B Big Wucht, 1 skein)
hook H/5.00

NOTES:

  • always turn after completing a row/round
  • to end a shell round slip stitch
  • to begin a shell round slip stitch on 2 dc of round before and under bow of ch-2
  • This is my first garment pattern. So if you find a mistake or something is not understandable, please contact.
  • I’d like to see your results. Please post pictures on Ravelry. Would be so nice!

Top

In white
ch 106
Row 1: sc across (105 sc)
Row 2: ch 4, *trc in next 5, 2 trc in one* repeat, trc in remaining 3, sl st in beg ch-4
Round 3: ch 4, *trc in next 5, 2 trc in one* repeat, trc in remaining, sl st in beg ch-4

In yellow
Round 4: (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc), skip one st, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), skip one st* repeat til end (72 shells
Round 5 and 6: 72 shells (always but them on ch 2-bow of round before)
Round 7: 10 shells, ch 10, skip 18 shells, 16 shells, ch 10, skip 18 shells, 10 shells
Round 8: 10 shells, one shell in every second ch of ch-10 (5 shells), 16 shells, one shell in every second ch of ch-10 (5 shells), 10 shells
Round 9: shell on each shell of round before (46 shells)
Round 10 – 39 (or until desired length): 46 shells
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Cord

ch as many as you need (sorry, I didn’t count it) and hdc in each ch
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Weave cord trough the top right under your breast and tie it  to give it a nice shape.