Esma Escape Sweater
One of my best discoveries this year when it comes to crochet patterns is Lakeside Loops. I like the really original ideas of the designer. After making the Neo Herringbone Bag (free pattern), which I carry around almost every day, I started almost immediately with the Esma Escape Cardigan (free pattern).
Instead of making a cardigan I altered the pattern to a sweater. Therefore I made only the back side of the pattern, but did this times two. Then I attached shoulders and sides to each other, to form arm holes and neck. After that I crocheted rib trims at the bottom, neck and sleeves. In the bottom rim I decreased in the first row by crocheting each second and third stitch together.
The sweater is mega wide and that was exactly what I wanted.
It took me weeks to finish the sweater, but I really love the result. I started over at least 25 times, and that's not an exaggeration at all. The counting of the pattern wasn't difficult, but Netflixing and crocheting at the same just doesn't work out too well.
Pattern: inspired by the Esma Escape Cardigan by Lakeside Loops (free pattern and video tutorial)
Yarn: Paris Dark Grey (uni color 24) by DROPS