Last year we went out and hit some yard sales, looking for some great bargains. Kristina found this fantastic sweater and we snapped it up.  While it is probably machine made and could be knit, I thought I would include it in our Celebration of Crochet.

We took the sweater home, washed it on delicate cycle and then let it dry. As it dried Kristina decided the sweater, cute as it is, needed a bit more. So I put on my creative hat and thought about it.

 Thinking about those old movies from my youth (well of course they were reruns) with Doris Day and Sophia Loren, I decided the sweater needed a little elegance. I think this soft little scalloped collar adds a nice touch that gives this lovely sweater a very grown up and sophisticated look. 

Not to be left out, I added a 'lace' edging at the wrist and then did a simple stitch all the way around the sweater. The white is brighter than the white embroidery flowers but I think it looks great!

This one of a kind sweater shows off very well how a knit item can always benefit from a bit of crochet!

How are you celebrating crochet month?



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