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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sloppy Joe FO

Finally here are some photos of Sloppy Joe from Rowan Studio 6 pattern book, made in Rowan Cocoon

sloppy joe

I haven't had a chance to have any taken with me wearing sloppy joe yet, but it is actually quite a flattering sweater. You definately have to wear something underneath it as the neckline is VERY low and possibly a bit too wide, but I do really like it, its soft and cuddly and wonderfully sloppy. I noticed on the photo the centre slip stitch looks a bit crooked. It isn't in reality, but I mustn't have had the garment quite straight. But I've got a cold and I'm very tired and will take more photos when feeling a bit brighter!

This is a close up of the picked up V neck

sloppy joe v neck

I divided the neck slope with pins and had to work approx 2 or 3 stitches into each dropped loop in the pattern, I did this by making a cast on stitch by hand and 'wrapping' it round the needle.

I used a 5mm crochet hook to attach the sleeve to the body on the inside of the garment using double crochet (UK) single crochet (US). I did a similar thing on the body and sleeve seams but only on the garter stitch sections. As I reached a dropped loop section I pulled a longer loop with the crochet hook to the same length as the dropped loop and then with a long strand worked a slip stitch then continued with the double (single) crochet to the next dropped loop.

This is what it looks like from the inside of the garment

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and what it looks like from the right side

fside seam right side

And finally, I managed one nice slightly arty shot

sloppy joe side

I am really looking forward to wearing this sweater. The Rowan Cocoon was a pleasure to work with and is very soft and warm and I would definately use it again. It is quite expensive per ball but when you think it only took 6 balls to make this (very big and long) sweater in a large it is actually very economical.

Will be starting on my WIP list tomorrow.

for now
Ruby xx


Gudrun Johnston said...

That looks like a great comfy sweater...nice job!

Queen of the froggers said...

I love the stitch pattern there, it looks so snug!

Robin said...

Looks great!! I had wondered about the Rowan Cocoon as I haven't seen that one "in person" yet. Glad to hear it is nice to work with!