Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Crochet Olympics

I think I may have gotten in over my head on this one... I read about the crochet Olympics at Crochetville and I jumped in head first!! It's modeled after the Knitting Olympics at that Yarnharlot started. Basically you choose a project that you start at the Opening ceremonies and complete before or during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. The details for the crochet olympics are here.

Anyway, I joined crochetville (another forum to swallow me up!) and their olympics and began the hunt for a sweater to crochet for me. So I chose this cardigan. I love the look, and the color.... but I always do blue so I might try a different color. It will definitely be a challenge for me because I'm not used to a pattern without row by row instructions...

Now I have to figure out the yarn. I calls for Garnstudio MUSKAT (100% mercerized Egyptian Cotton) but it also lists some alternates Garnstudio BOMULL-LIN (53% cotton, 47% linen), or Garnstudio KARISMA SUPERWASH (100% superwash wool). I was leaning more toward the wool. Of course my LYS doesn't carry Garnstudio so now I have to try to figure out a substitute and then I'll be off to my LYS during their superbowl sale hoping they have what I want in the quantity I want.... Crocheting is not supposed to be stressful!! I think I'm off to ask the gang at CP for some help.


Norah said...

That's a great sweater! If you check on the Garnstudio website for the Muskat yarn, it says: "Knitting tension 21 sts x 28 rows = 10x10cm". (Tension is the UK word for gauge.) Anyway, when you go to the yarn store you can tell them you're looking for a wool yarn that gets that gauge.

Vera said...

Love the sweater. Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece could work.

Anonymous said...

I was wanting to try the same sweater pattern. But I have only been crocheting since last August. So what is the patterns??? I have looked at the drops site and my silly computer won't let me print the diagram page. So please email me the pattern directions.
Thanks so much