Sadly, crochet does not get a ton of airtime around here (which will soon change, we promise!), and as a result we are always delighted when we see our yarns used in crochet designs, both in print and online. The latest issue of Interweave Crochet Winter 2010 (website link) + (rav link) is no exception.
The issue is packed with a large group of beautiful designs for winter, and we are especially delighted with the Belcarra Cardigan (rav link), designed by Robyn Chachula featuring Road to China Light in Malachite.
The cardigan features a lot of really interesting details – it is crocheted in one piece, the body is worked in a beautifully textured wallpaper stitch, a sloped ribbed edging and sleeves that hit just below the elbow for an effortless and versatile garment.
Due to the slightly open nature of the cardigan, it can be worn both open or closed with a belt, shawl pin, or even a favorite button.
Sizes: 33 (36, 40½, 43½, 46½)” bust circumference to fit 32 (34, 37, 40, 43)” bust. Garment shown measures 36″.
Yarn: Fibre Company Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere; 159 yd [145 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): malachite, 10 (10, 12, 13, 14) skeins.
Gauge: 20 sts and 14 rows = 3¾” by 4¼” in wallpaper cluster st.
Hook: Size G/7 (4.5 mm) Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle; blocking pins; spray bottle.
*All photos by Joe Coca + © Interweave Press