A perfect fall crochet sweater, roomy, cozy and best of all, it showcases my stash yarn to perfection.
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A perfect fall sweater, roomy, cozy and best of all, it showcases my stash yarn to perfection.
Welcome October, month of Vlogs, Socks, Pumpkins and Spooky scary skeletons.
It is well and truly fall, even in Florida we are delighting in cooler mornings and gentle breezes. It is with great pleasure that I welcome the month of October and its seeming respite from the heat. Now, my pumpkin, sock season can well and truly begin. Starting with my fall version of the Vintage Waves Sweater.
I teased you with this version in a previous blog post and on my instagram feed, but I didn’t really give you any details about it.
To clarify, this is still the Vintage waves sweater as you know it, just with some minor adjustments that I will be sharing with you.
The yarn for this Fall crochet Sweater
As I’ve mentioned, I wanted the vintage waves sweater to be as stash friendly as possible. While the original version was designed with Sportweight yarn (weight 2) in mind, I know that it might not be available in everyone’s stash.
Although, if you want to treat yourself to some new squish then I recommend Wecrochet for all your crafty needs. I especially love their Galileo yarn. **
With stash busting in mind I set myself the task of making a version in fingering weight yarn, just like mindandmusecrafts did.
For this version, I used Lionbrand Oh Baby Organic Cotton in a gorgeous olive green with bronze undertones. Oh Baby Organic is a 100% cotton fingering weight yarn perfect for warm weather crafting. It also comes in 15 gorgeous colors, but as you can probably tell, my favorite is Olive.
Keeping with the Cotton/Wool combo used in the original design, I chose to pair my olive cotton with Patons Kroy Socks in the color Ragdoll, which comes in 50g ball. I had 50g left over from a pair of socks I knit for my husband. Yes, I know 50g is clearly not enough yarn. So… I purchased 2 additional skeins from amazon.
Even though, Patons Kroy socks is a heftier socks yarn, it’s still slightly thinner than the sportweight used for the vintage waves sweater. Still, it worked up beautifully paired with the Lionbrand Oh baby organic.
Since I was using fingering weight yarn, and because I didn’t swatch… I opted to crochet size 3. As you can see, it’s still quite a nice fit for my 33” bust.
Changes for the fall crochet sweater
For this crochet fall sweater, I made almost no alterations to the pattern instructions. As you can see, the sleeves are longer, and unlike the original version of the sweater, they have a knit cuff.
The sleeve alteration is very simple. After following the written instructions for the sleeves, I switched to a 3.5mm hook and continued working in the round without decreasing until I reached round 40.
Then I completed 2 rounds of *sc, sc2dec; rep from *. Following these last 2 rounds, I switched to the MC (olive) and using 3.5mm dpn’s, I picked up 52 sts to knit a 1×1 rib for 5 rounds.
Easy but so effective. As you can probably tell by now, I greatly enjoy adding a knit rib to my crochet projects.
In addition to the knit cuffs, I’m considering the idea of adding a knit neckline as well. We shall see. But for now, I’m going to greatly enjoy this crochet fall sweater version of my pattern.
I used a total of 300g to crochet this fall sweater.
What color combinations would you choose to complete your Vintage Waves Sweater?