New Crochet Pattern & Giveaway - Savona May 03, 2016 02:51 13 Comments

SavonaClassic Elite Yarns has just published A Time for Crochet—a book full of crochet patterns. It includes my Savona pattern, crocheted using Classic Elite's Crestone yarn.

 

 

 

 

How it's Made:

The body of Savona is crocheted in the lace pattern as one piece from the bottom up to the underarms. Chain stitches are added for the left sleeve then the left front and sleeve are crocheted to the shoulder. Chain stitches are added for the right sleeve then the back, and back sleeves are worked to the shoulder. Then the right front and sleeve are worked to the shoulder. The back and front sleeves are joined with single crochet.

Then ribbing is worked along the lower edge, button bands, neckline and cuffs by working hdc-blo side-to-side and joining to the body as they are worked. It's a completely seamless crochet sweater!

View it on Ravelry

A Time to Crochet

In addition to Savona, A Time to Crochet includes seven other patterns, including a poncho, scarf and fingerless mitts. Some of my favorites are Livorno, by Susan Mills—a striped raglan; Bergamo, by Charles Voth—an open cardigan with a lacy front edge; and Alessandria, by Robyn Chachula—a motif cardigan with an elegant split side seam detail.

 

Enter to Win a FREE Copy!

Comment below with what yarn and color you would use to crochet your Savona sweater, and you'll be entered to win a printed copy of A Time To Crochet, by Classic Elite Yarns. I'll randomly select a winner* on Tuesday May 31st, 2016 around noon.

*Winner must live in the continental US to receive the printed book.

UPDATE: Congrats to MJ Johnson who commented: "I would use the mountain top crestone in the plymoth rock hen colorway – beautiful pattern and beautiful yarn!". She won a copy of A Time To Crochet!