Friday, 30 May 2014

Geek Chic Crochet

Eeeep! and Yip! and YAY! I finished something. A something I started many weeks ago now. 

I should have learned my lesson. Crocheting garments takes too long and the yarn I use always seems to get discontinued right after starting- and I ALWAYS run out of yarn. Curses. BUT the pattern was divine. I followed it TO THE LETTER. Most unusual, for me. And do you know what? It worked! I emailed Nicki Trench to ask about the sleeves, and she was most helpful. I found my tension was much too tight, even with the larger sizing, so I made the size 14-16 on a 4mm hook and it's just right. 

Anyways- here it is...the Geek Chic cardigan from the eponymous book by Nicki Trench. 

Buttons from The Village Haberdashery

Crocheted on a 4mm hook with King Cole Bamboo Cotton in Mustard- Shade 523 (discontinued now gaaah) and Pink- 516. Love the colour combo- very Granny Chic!
Isn't the lacy collar beautiful?
And the shaped waist. And the cropped sleeves!
Here it is on moi...
Sorry about the rubbish 'selfie'. I have teamed it with my fave vintage summer dress, but it will look lovely with any of my collar-less dresses I think. Mustard with everything yay!

I LOVE IT. It's quite weighty, actually, but feels wonderful soft when worn. I loved working with the yarn, and as it's bamboo cotton it will great for summer AND winter. 

Right now, it's my 'something for the weekend' number. 

Happy hooking!


  1. Looks wonderful! Enjoy wearing it.

  2. Just beautiful! Love the colour combination and it looks fabulous on you.

  3. Gorgeous! Wasn't so sure crochet lent itself well to clothing but oh my you have changed my mind. Need the book now. Love the colour!

  4. Oh I love this Kath. This has been on my 'to do' list for quite a while, but the sizing scared me. I'd use bamboo cotton too. I love that mustard shade. I have one ball of it. Pity they discontinued it. It really annoys me when they do that as the same thing happens to me too!

    Have a fab day!

    Vanessa xxx

  5. Where can I find the pattern for this, it's beautiful.


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