Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Inspiration: Amazing Grace Wrap

Originally in the Interweave Crochet Spring 2009 issue, the Amazing Grace Wrap is made of SWTC's A-maizing Corn fiber yarn.  Though the yarn might be discontinued (I couldn't find it on their website), a good substitution might be SWTC Bamboo. Make a swatch in your stash yarn and then make a decision.  If I were going into my stash to give it a go and I didn't have the SWTC Bamboo, I might try Caron Spa.

What was I thinking? Again, like the Beach Sarong, I was thinking Honeymoon (with a capital H).  I originally designed this sweater to be a bed jacket, a pretty robe-like cover up for something a little more comfortable. Small join as you go motifs let you easily make it bigger or smaller in 2-3" increments. Side slits give it movement.


Heather - The Good Life said...

Very pretty!

Faeryfay said...

Love this! Lovely colour too!

carmelvineyard said...

Hi! I remember this pattern, I saw it when looking for patterns with the Amaizing, which I have plenty of in my stash. I have some SWTC Bamboo, too...

and the Bamboo would probably work well in this pattern, but is probably not the best choice to substitute for Amaizing straight up. The Bamboo is much silkier and slipperier than the Amaizing, as well as being more of a tube where the Amaizing is rather flat- a very thin ribbon yarn.

Still, I bet the Bamboo would do well in this pattern anyway, and be a nice silky Honeymoon jacket. hmmmm.... ooo, combined with Doris Chan's Sonnambulista from Everyday Crochet? Who'd need to crochet a wedding dress after that? Just skip to the honeymoon!