I meant to blog about this sweater a while ago–I finished it just less than two weeks ago while marathon-ing Hemlock Grove on Netflix. It’s a super-simple pattern–basically just a big rectangle with some semi-clever seaming. Perfect for a beginner (or someone watching Netflix), and perfect to finally use the Noro Furisode yarn* I’ve been hoarding for over three years. I spent way more money than I should have on this yarn, and then could never find anything that was “worthy” of using it. I finally decided that if I wasn’t going to use it, I needed to get rid of it, so I used it. I’m happy I did though, I think this was a good project for it, and love how it turned out!
I didn’t actually follow any directions, but I looked at this pattern and then just used the idea without actually following instructions. My yarn and hook were larger, and I didn’t rib it since this yarn already has a ton of texture. I just crocheted until I was almost out of yarn and then seamed it up. Unfortunately, I’m not sure how much yarn I actually used because I’d re-balled the yarn ages ago, but it was a lot: 4-6 skeins. Let’s not do the math to figure out how much this project actually cost (hint: over $100).
But I’ve been wearing it pretty much nonstop, so it’s worth it. Right?