I'm making a short break from sewing the dress just to show you my progress on the Burda crochet jacket: this jacket is very quick to pull through. As I mentioned before, 5.5mm hooks are just too much for this jacket; Katrin commented that her choice would be 4.0mm but I tried this and the result wasn’t good for this yarn, so I’m taking my chances with 4.5mm hooks instead; so far so good though I can see that this jacket won’t be as close fitting as the BWOF original. Colors are brightened so you can distinguish the stitch detail better; the loose ends are yet to be finished.
After crocheting all the motifs (A and B), they are joined by little crocheted flowers (in red), forming the all-in-on front and sleeve head:
Da cabeça da manga apanham-se as malhas para a manga que são crochetadas no ponto igual ao das costas e podem ver como esta peça encaixa depois nas costas:
From the sleeve head on, the rest of the sleeve is crocheted using the same stitch as for the back; you can see how all this comes together:
The cuff detail:
This is close to how it will look like:
Next I must crochet the other front & sleeve and also a narrow band that goes around the neckline and along the front and back edges. The stitch is very similar to what I've done for the cuffs; oh, and I must crochet the ties too, but that will have to wait now!
See you soon!