New! Windy Sea Pullover September 9, 2020 04:47 1 Comment

Willow Yarns has recently created a beautiful yarn with a blend of wool and alpaca—Dusk. It's amazingly soft, and works up super fast in crochet. They sent me a little sample over the summer, and I whipped up this beauty for them. Take a look!

The Windy Sea Pullover is worked flat, in separate pieces and seamed by single crocheting through two pieces of fabric. I love that "seaming" crochet doesn't require the use of a tapestry needle, nor sewing skills.

The ribbing at the hem and sleeve cuffs is worked sideways, by working half-double crochet stitches through the back loop. Then the wavy stripe pattern is worked along the selvedge.

The back and front are worked straight up to the underarms. The sleeves are increased from the cuff to the underarm.

I tried a few different ways of shaping the sleeves before I settled on a gradual increase. I didn't get a photo of the sleeves in progress, but here's a screen shot from one of my Patreon Designing updates. You can watch that video here, and see all my Patreon posts relating to the Windy Sea Pullover here.

The body and sleeves are worked separately, then the sides and raglan lines are joined before working the upper yoke section.

The stitches for the yoke are worked around the tops of the body and sleeves, in the round… sort of. In order to give the same ribbing effect as on the hem and cuffs, the half-double-crochet stitches that are worked into the back loop need to be worked in rows. So, at the end of each "round" the round is joined then turned, like working in rows.

The pattern is written for sizes 37" to 67"! Read more about sizing, yarn requirements, gauge, etc… here. And the Windy Sea Pullover pattern can be purchased online from Willow Yarns as a digital download, printed pattern or with the yarn as a kit.

What kinds of things can you imagine yourself doing while wearing this cozy crochet sweater?