Designer: Haley Herman (@haleyhandcrafted on IG)
Yarn: Cog Yarns (indie dyer from Saskatchewan) SW Sock, 740 m (808 yds)
As we start moving into warmer spring temperatures, I am really looking forward to pulling this top out of my closet! This was the first pattern I tested for Haley (I’ve since made her Pebbled Crop Top, too) and I find her size-inclusive patterns are very detailed and well written. Written for nine different sizes, there are also instructions provided to adjust for yarn weight, body length, and sleeve length to allow makers to create a truly customized finished piece. I made the pattern mostly as written but added more rows in the body to make it full length rather than cropped, mainly because I wanted to use up all the beautiful yarn that I had from Cog Yarns. I made this top in a size medium (to fit my 94 cm (37 inch) bust) using only two skeins of fingering weight yarn, due to the open nature of the stitch pattern. I think there is a misconception that persists within the stitching community that crochet garments use significantly more yarn than knitted ones, but this doesn’t always have to be the case!
Photos by Kim Davidson.