Pattern: Lunar Top
Designer: Aklori Designs (@akloridesigns on IG)
Yarn: Ravenswood Fibre Co (indie dyer from New Brunswick) Robin Wood, 1119 metres (1224 yds)
Aklori is one of my favourite designers to test for. She exclusively writes Tunisian crochet patterns and focuses primarily on garments and accessories. I wanted to work this pattern because it features one of my favourite Tunisian stitches—the full stitch, which creates a unique fabric texture that looks almost woven. This was the first time I worked Tunisian in the round with a double-ended hook, which was a little tricky at first, but once I got the hang of it the project practically flew off my hook. The pattern was easy to make and, best of all, practically seamless, which is great for me because I hate sewing! I made a size M in fingering weight yarn, so it’s light and a great piece to wear for spring and fall. Overall, I love how this sweater turned out, except for one glaring error: I committed the cardinal sin of not alternating skeins, which, when working with variegated hand-dyed skeins, is a big-time no-no. To my critical eye, you can plainly see the different pooling patterns in each of the 3 skeins of yarn I used, though I just happened to use them in sequence from light to dark, inadvertently creating an ombre effect!
Photos by Kim Davidson.