Friday, February 13, 2015

Crochet Mei-Mei Cardigan

I actually finished this cardigan in June, finally took pictures in July, and then totally forgot to post about it. So these photos were taken back in Massachusetts when the weather was nice and warm and there wasn't 6 feet of snow on the ground.

The pattern is the Mei-Mei cardigan from Doris Chan's book Everyday Crochet: Wearable Designs Just for You. It's worked top-down in one piece.

I was inspired by Constance's (of the blog Yarning Over the DaysRed Mei-Mei so I decided to copy her.

I used Cascade 220 worsted weight yarn in Christmas Red. I bought it online from Webs. I got the button at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I really love the button.

Total Cost: $12.78
  • Yarn: $11.18
  • Button: $1.60

This was a very quick project and I have plans to make a black Mei-Mei in the near future.

I love that Mei-Mei looks good both open and closed. That's a real bonus because I have made some cardigans, like Pike Place and Agatha, that only look good closed and I feel like that limits their wearability. (Side note: My Agatha cardigan doesn't look good open because of my yarn choice, not because of the pattern itself.)

I think this cardigan would look great in a drapey cotton yarn for summer. I'll probably make one someday since it only takes a couple of hours to work up.

All the construction details are available on my Ravelry Project Page.

Sox really loves wool. He's always all over my projects made from wool.

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