Thursday, 16 April 2015

Rowan CAL update

We have had weeks one and two of the CAL and week 3 was released yesterday. So far it has been an interesting learning curve. This is my first crochet project involving making pieces to be put together later. 
The cotton itself is very enjoyable to work with, it is thinner than what I usually use, however it is lovely and soft, and it also does not untwist too much either. I am making the cushion version which requires four of each design and due to the way the designer has planned the colour changes each piece looks completely different and is creating a variety of patterns.

Week 1 & 2 - Rowan CAL
The first week’s design came together quite well and I quickly started to use the invisible join method, weaving in the ends of the threads and rotating the start of each round when joining a new colour. 

Week two was more challenging and required more focus to understand the instructions. I rewrote the instructions in a format which makes more sense to me and then I was able to complete the week 2 pieces a lot quicker.

My biggest mistake so far was on finishing my fourth piece for week 2 and feeling pleased that I have finished this two days early I realised that it was a pentagon rather than hexagon! Learning from this I need to double check the middle round is correct before carrying on.

Not quite a hexagon

I am now going to attempt week three, however it looks a bit complicated, I am wondering if I should have stuck with knitting!