Well here it is... my latest (purple) crochet sweater. I'm on a roll with these lavender hued projects. (Remember this one from a few months ago?)
This is the Beatriz Shrug from Inside Crochet's Issue 39, and it turned into exactly what I was looking for... a light and wispy sweater to throw over my shoulders on summer evenings.
I'm really pleased with how this shrug turned out. The ultra thin bamboo yarn gives it such beautiful drape and a pretty sheen. The shrug has a luxe, silky feel to it, but the slouchy shape keeps this little number all laid back. Gotta love that!
Also, I was worried that I'd have trouble with the bamboo yarn splitting as I worked with it, but that wasn't an issue for me on this one. Thank goodness, because that would have gotten tedious with so many tiny stitches to get through in this pattern.
Pattern: Beatriz Shrug // Inside Crochet, Issue 39, March 2013
Yarn: Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo in Orchid (100% Bamboo; Yarn weight - Lace)
Time: Due to the teeny tiny yarn, it took a bit of time to hook this one up.
Difficulty: Pretty easy. The pattern is simple and repetitive and construction was a breeze. You just have to have patience to work with tiny lace weight yarn.
This shrug is perfect for these balmy summer days. I'm definitely going to be cramming as many wears of this sweater in as I can before the cool fall weather arrives.
Up next on my crochet hook is another shrug, but at least this time it's not another purple one! A girl needs at least a little variety in her wardrobe. ;)