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Esja TEST Crochet
Finished
September 21 2018
October 23 2018
Project info
Esja TEST Crochet
Esja Sweater by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk
Crochet
a friend
XXXL
SweaterPullover
Hooks & yarn
4.5 mm
23 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in main pattern
3,099 yards
Lanartus FMS hand dyed naturally by Angelika Rübezahli
Fingering (14 wpi)
1.8 skeins = 413.4 yards (378.0 meters), 90 grams
pink-yellow
Schoppel-Wolle Albmerino hand dyed naturally by Angelika Rübezahli
Fingering (14 wpi)
6.14 skeins = 2685.9 yards (2456.0 meters), 614 grams
Blue-green
Notes

Thank you, LillaBjorn, for letting me be part of your test group! The sweater is fun to crochet, and the pattern instructions are wonderful and make it easy to make a well-fitting seamless sweater!

The photos were a secret for quite a time, but now the pattern finally is released and I can show them!
Thank you, Petra, for funny photo shootings!

My annotations:

Gauge in main pattern with hook 4.0 mm: 25 sts / 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm - fabric is quite stiff and non-drapey
Gauge in main pattern with hook 4.5 mm: 23 sts/ 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm - fabric is soft and drapey

As I have to enlarge the 3X anyway, I choose the 4.5 mm hook.

Increase 1: Round 5: 8 repeats, total of 13 rounds
Colorwork 1: Round B 3/4: 8 repeats
Increase 3: Round B 3/4: 13 repeats
Last yoke round: no repeats

Total color B: used up 90 g = 380 m

started 3rd 100g-ball of color A on lower body

I made some slight changes:

When picking up sts over the short row slip stitches, I picked up the back loop of the stitch underneath as well, so there are no holes over the short row turning points.

Lower body:
I marked the underarm and made regular increases there for a slight A-line, increases by (sc, ch1, sc) into the underarm ch1, 4 times every 14th round, 2 times every 12 th round, then another 12 rounds.

Sleeves:
I started the sleeves differently by picking up 114 sts around the sleeve hole.
2nd round: sc3tog on the “corners” where the yoke meets the ch sts underneath the arm = 106 sts.
3rd round: sc2tog in these “corners” = 102 sts.
First sleeve decrease with the 8th round, then 7 times every 8th round decrease.
Then 5 decreases every 6th round, end with 2 rounds after the last decrease.

Neckline:
The neckline is quite wide, my friend wanted a narrower neckline.
This is what I did:
Start - 144 sts, divisible per 4 = 36 x 4
start in the middle of the back neckline with a standing fpdc
1st round: (2 fpdc, 2 bpdc), close round with sl st into first fpdc.
2nd round: every second pair of backposts is crocheted together with 1 bpdc around both posts of the previous round - ch2, (2fpdc, 2 bpdc, 2 fpdc, 1 bpdc around both post of the previous round) = 18 decreases, sl st into first fpdc.
3rd round: the remaining pairs of bpdc are crocheted together with 1 bpdc around both posts of the previous round - ch2, (2 fpdc, 1 bpdc around both posts of the previous round, 2 fpdc, 1 bpdc) = 18 decreases, sl st into first fpdc.
4th round: every second pair of frontposts is crocheted together with 1 fpdc around both posts of the previous round - ch2, fpdc aound both posts of the previous round, 1 bpdc, 2 fpdc, 1 bpdc) = 18 decreases, sl st into first fpdc.
5th round: the remaining pairs of fpdc are crocheted together with 1 fpdc around both posts of the previous round - ch2, (fpdc, bpdc, fpdc around both posts of the previous round, 1 bpdc, 1 fpdc, 1 bpdc) = 18 decreases, sl st into first fpdc.
6th round: ch1, sc in every st, make sc not too tight, close round with sl st into first sc.

Started 7th ball of Color A for the last 10 rounds of the second sleeve, used 14 g of it - with gauge according to pattern, length given in pattern, without the A-Line increases and without the additional 6 rounds on the neckline 6 balls of Color A will be enough.

Total color A: 6.14 balls = 2,456 m.

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October 23 2018
 
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  • Project created: September 21, 2018
  • Finished: October 22, 2018
  • Updated: November 1, 2018
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