Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Knitting and Crochet: Four Accessories for Four Sweaters


Long ago (pre-last-pregnancy and pre-maternity wardrobe) I bought a bunch of sweaters with the idea of embellishing them. I have always leaned towards the simple and so I've worn a lot of unadorned crewneck sweaters. I still do, but I thought it would be fun to do something more with these, and the price was such that it was worth a little gamble. Mind you, I don't usually purchase four at once but don't you just hate it when you find the perfect t-shirt or sweater and regret not buying one in every color? I did leave some colors on the shelf...

It took longer than I planned, but I've finally embellished them all. I originally thought of sewing some ruffles, etc. but ended up knitting or crocheting accessories to go with each of them:


Starting in the upper right, is the Crochet Corsage embellished sweater, then below it, the Belle Scarf embellished sweater, then bottom left, the Country Cowl embellished sweater, and finally, the last in the upper left, the Looped Scarflette embellished sweater.


This Looped Scarflette is the "chic" version of the pattern. Lightweight enough to wear indoors. I love the yarn combination on this! It is Loops & Threads Country Loom in Ocean Tide and Loops & Thread Impeccable in Aqua.

Nice to have finally used this little stash of sweaters as I intended.


8 comments:

Jayna Rae said...

I completely understand by the same sweater in a variety of colors. My favorite crew neck and v-neck are the BP one at Nordstrom. They are always a decent price during the half-yearly sale.

Little Treasures said...

Fabulous accessories!!

Biz said...

I love the Belle Scarf...I really need to learn to read a pattern. I can still only knit rectangular & square items in a knit/pearl fashion.
Biz

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@jenhalloran said...

Good advice! I *always* regret not buying more of something I love, particularly jeans. What a great way to dress up your sweaters -- love the subtly contrasting tones you chose for the orange and green sets. And the blue combo looks wonderful on you.

Neicee said...

I love them all! I love to make assesories! I am at the age where I need to hide my old lady neck! LOL So making neck scarves are on my list of things to make. I just made Shizuku..a free pattern on ravelry and I just adore it! Quick easy and pretty..Thanks for sharing.

Debora said...

What a wonderful way to accessorize. I think they are all fabulous. Those colors are so pretty!

Caroline said...

These are gorgeous! I especially love the Crochet corsage...

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