My Scrappy Sweater

I had 3 magic balls of sock yarn scraps and was about to start on another scrappy granny square blanket, and I just wasn’t feeling it. You know how you start something and it already feels like more work than fun? That’s the feeling I was getting from the blanket.

I’ve been looking at crochet sweater designs for a while and was umming and ahhing over those as well, so in the end the scrappy crochet blanket and the crochet sweater joined forces.

I love it so much and can’t wait for the weather to cool down so I can pair it with a skirt and tights.

This is my recipe

I wanted to make use of what I had learned about knitting raglan sweater patterns, so using a 4mm hook I chained 108 to start, (enough to get over my head and a bit to spare) and set up for raglan increases, 36, 18, 36, 18.

Rather than a full on granny square corner I did 2 trebles chained 1 and then 2 more trebles in the corners for my raglan increases. I kept on increasing every round until the the raglan line was 8 inches (which is the same as one of my knitted ones that I quite like the fit of) then joined in the round.

Trying on as I went I just went round and round until it was as long as I wanted. There is no shaping in the arms either, so just round and round again until they were bracelet length.

Using the same yarn for the cuffs and waist I knitted a 2 x 1 rib to give it a more fitted waist and a bit of a balloon arm.

Lastly, I gave it a wash and laid it flat to dry.

Author: Cup of Tea and a Yarn

Kia ora, I'm Gill. A crocheter, knitter, spinner and more recently a weaver and I live in the Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand. I love to use New Zealand yarns and fibre from our talented indy dyers

4 thoughts on “My Scrappy Sweater”

  1. That jumper is inspired! I love it! I know just what you mean about starting a project and knowing right away it isn’t what you want to make. It’s astonishing how often we just slog on, though; I’ve got through entire jumpers only to finally accept that they were wrong from the start.

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    1. Thank you 😁
      I don’t think I’ve ever gone a whole jumpers worth I don’t have that kind of staying power for something I’m not enjoying, that’s pretty amazing that you’ve slogged away that much, well done!

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