Friday, August 13, 2010

Cosmos Knit/Crochet Shell


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I finished the knitting and crocheting on this shell earlier this summer, but needed to do a fix on the armholes which were showing too much of me in the front. I like armholes which are pretty trimly fitted around the shoulder joint, and when they're not, it's just unattractive. I've had this happen on tanks/shells before, and the easiest fix is to just crochet a few rows where you need it. On this shell, since there are crocheted motifs in front, and all the edges are crocheted, that's no problem. I started about halfway between the side and shoulder seams on the back, and went to the same height in the front, then back to the side seam, so basically I added a wider 'slice' in the front than the back. It seems to fit in a much nicer way now, and I really like it.

The yarn is Cosmos by S. Charles Collezione, and the pattern is theirs as well. I got both the yarn and pattern from elann.com.

You crochet the 3 square motifs, then knit 2 side fronts and the back, stitch them all together, then crochet in the round at the bottom, making a 'beading' row to run your belt through. Very simple really, but I think it's cute.



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10 comments:

KayY said...

I love your new shell, but mostly wanted to comment to say how much your new hair style & colour suit you. You look fabulous!

Sheila said...

Such a lovely shell and I know I've said it before, but saying it again I love your new look.

Linda T said...

So very pretty!

gwensews said...

That really is very, very cute! Nice work!

Mardel said...

The new sweater is really lovely and suits you and your stylish new look well.

SewingLibrarian said...

Lookin' good, Liana!

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Lovely !

Summerset said...

Very pretty - the colors suit you, too!

Isabelle said...

That's so pretty. Love the combination of knitting and crochet.

kbenco said...

A very feminine top, and the shape and colour are lovely. The combination of knitting and crochet is interesting, I would hate to work out the gague for something like this!