Monday, August 9, 2010

Zoom Tunisian Cardigan

Here is where I am right now with the Zoom Tunisian Cardigan. I think I'm going to self-publish it. It's still a ways away from being ready, but I'm working out the kinks with the sleeves. I think I have found an easier way to do it! This model is in size 12 months. It's an easy 2-row repeat and has an easy, predictable increase for the top-down raglan shaping. It's made of Universal Cotton Supreme, which is my favorite cotton. This model is made in 2 colors, yellow and pale green. I'm also using the Denise Interchangeable Crochet hook set, love it! It's so easy to change to a short cord when you no longer need a long one (like for the bind off) or to add to a longer cord when you reach the full chest circumference.

Oh, sadly, we are down to 11 chickens. We found raccoon prints on the cage roof, a hole in the roof and one chicken missing this weekend. :(


Mary Sarah said...

What an adorable sweater! You are converting me to Tunisian crochet.

Breanne said...
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Sandy said...

I like the look but never liked doing the afghan stitch; though that was ages ago. That's the same stitch isn't it, with a new modern name? Though perhaps the 2 colors make it show up so much more?

Ellen Gormley said...

Sandy, there are many, many stitches in Tunisian/Afghan/shepherd's knitting. The afghan stitch I think is also know as the Tss or Tunisian simple stitch. The stitch pattern in this cardigan is made of a couple of different stitches. The Tss stitch is used on the ends of the rows only. :) I believe the Tss or afghan stitch was commonly used when stitchers would place cross-stitch needlework on the surface.

Crochet Friends of Stamford said...

I love this cardigan - I hope I have time to make one for fall :o) If not, it will definitely be in my queue for spring!
Have a great day - Haley

p.s. Sorry about the chickens :o(