Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along

The inspirations for this knit-along are the Scarf Style and Wrap Style books (from Interweave Press); should you wish to share your creations from the book, this is a wonderful place to do it. Also welcome are helpful tips, corrections, ideas for variations, and suggestions for materials. This knit-along will last indefinitely, so join any time!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Chanson en crochet avec alot of mistakes



This is the chanson en crochet from WRAP STYLE. It's my second crochet project (I'm a knitter at heart) and I made it before I checked if there were any mistakes in the pattern (if you check the errata on this book, practically the entire pattern for this piece seems to have been rewritten). I had to fudge it a few times because things weren't turning out as the pattern said they would, but I don't think you can really tell.

It was a quick crochet at about two weeks of not so diligent train ride work (for a beginner like myself)and cost about $45 to make, as the Tahki New Tweed isn't the cheapest and the button cost more than a ball of the yarn. I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to try more than just single crochet without having a heart attack or having to chuck the thing acroos the room in a rage of profane fury.

The images are at a pre-blocking status. This piece has since become a gift for a friend.

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3 Comments:

  • At 11:29 AM, Blogger Benoit Lapierre said…

    Hi from Canada.
    Keep on going!
    Your blog is very interesting !

     
  • At 12:42 PM, Blogger Lori said…

    This project was used in the early promotional advertisements for Interweave's Knitscene magazine, but was never intended to appear in Knitscene.

    IWP got so many phone calls that the entire pattern is available as a free PDF download here:

    http://www.interweave.com/knit/
    books/Wrap_Style/chanson_
    crochet.asp

    You'll need to paste this long link back together in your browser.

    If you have the book, you can also get to the errata file by using the link to Wrap Style Errata on the righthand side of this blog's home page.

    The errata is lengthy because it seemed better to rewrite sections of the pattern completely clean, rather than point out multiple changes in various rows.

    What happened with the book's directions is that the samplemaker who crocheted the original garment did a lot of fudging, and the directions that arrived with the capelet were a bit sketchy.

    When we edited the pattern, we made some of the rows end the way they looked in the sample garment, without realizing that the sample knitter's personal fudges were the problem, and not the text.

    This is just an explanation; there is never a good excuse for producing a pattern with errors. We are all really, really sorry and embarrassed that this particular project has had such a notorious history -- first as a phantom offering in Knitscene and then as a project with mistakes in a popular book. (cringe, cringe)

    Later printings of the book will contain the corrected instructions.

     
  • At 10:29 AM, Blogger Bevin said…

    I am totally a knitter and also hate crochet, but have attempted a couple of ill-fated crochet projects and always either hate doing it or abandon it. It's interesting to hear about crochet from another knitter-not-crocheter. It still looks great.

    Also, thanks for telling us how much it costs. Sometimes these projects are a gazillian dollars. Did you notice that whole huge cabled poncho in Wrap Style that looks like an afghan with a hole in it is knit in 100% cashmere? Perhaps a $1200 poncho.

     

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