Summer Jean Jeanie

20/05/2017 · 7 comments

in Crochet

 

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The British Summer is a capricious thing. I am often tempted by all the floaty fabrics I see advertised online, in-print and in the super market aisle. But as I find my hand stretching towards another embroidery anglaise top or skirt, I need to remind myself that at best I will get to wear that white summer fabric only once or twice.

It is far better to add to your seasonal wardrobe a few bright cotton yarn tops. Layered on-top of t-shirts or dresses these items will be surprisingly practical in our less balmy summer days.

During the Spring, I went to visit Stylecraft yarns and was immediately drawn to their new denim look cotton; Jeanie Denim. This yarn has a lighter weight than the traditional denim cottons and it won’t naturally fade.

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Over the Easter holiday, I took a little break from my crochet work, and relaxed with a little knitting. I chose to make this simple T designed by Stylecraft. The design has a simple scoop neck and split seam sides and is pattern 9358. I know I am not the best model or advert for this design, but I do promise you that I will get a lot of wear from this jumper.

The light blue I chose is Dixie and has a fresh coastal look and will look well on top of a white t-shirt with some light jeans or dare I say shorts.

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I must say that I don’t always run towards the proper way of joining seam; the invisible and magic mattress stitch. But this stocking stitch knit warranted a little extra care in the finishing. The results were quite pleasing although I felt like I only took one breath through the duration of sewing one seam.

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As summer approaches it is easy to think that knitting will go to the bottom of the list. Don’t let the season fool you and check out the summer seasons knits. You might just find a new favourite which becomes your go-to outfit for the lazy hazy summer days.

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