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FO: Nancy Slipover

on July 12, 2014

Craft-wise, it’s been a pretty good couple of weeks. I think there are two main reasons. One: I can’t afford to buy yarn so I’m finishing off some old WIPs and dipping into my stash to work on some smaller projects. Two: I need some sense of accomplishment and an escape from some other issues.

So, drumroll please, I dug out and finished my Nancy Slipover! I’m not even sure I’ve mentioned this but it seemed the ideal project to use up the yarn I had leftover from my Lace Cardi (remember that nightmare?!)

To be honest, I can’t remember why I put it aside but Ravelry informs me that I started it a year ago so it’s long overdue.

The pattern is by Emma Varnam and appeared in an Inside Crochet but I can’t remember which

Here it is!

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The bottom edging is a little shorter than it was supposed to be because the yarn ran out but I had room for a button (I’m not sure if the button is really neccessary)

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But is sure is pretty. I actually bought it for my wedding capelet but it didn’t go so it’s been sat in my sewing box for a while. I think it’s a pretty good fit for the style and the colour of the slipover

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It has a deep v-neck which, combined with the open lace pattern, means I can change the look of it with different clothes underneath

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The stitch pattern is made up of sections of trebles and fan stitches so it’s easy to work but the shaping at the neck was a little tricky

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The edging is plain doubles but neatens up the edge and gives the whole thing a bit more structure

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The outer edge is worked straight up to give a bit of a sleeve and edged with doubles again.

I didn’t bother blocking it because it doesn’t have a ‘shape’ as such and the edging keeps everything from curling up too much

I’m rather looking forward to wearing it tomorrow (and kicking myself for forgetting about it today!)

I’m also working on my craft room wreath and several crochet mice but more on that another day

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