Knitting with crochet thread

If you’ve been poking around the site, you know that I’ve been dyeing crochet thread a bit here and there lately.  For my first try, that I kept for myself and didn’t list, I’ve been knitting with it.  For those who never considered knitting with crochet thread, I thought I would share the project I’ve been working on with mine.  It doesn’t have a lot of body, but it has wonderful drape and makes a really slinky fabric full of movement and stretch.

Top of blouse

I have been using a larger needle size because I wanted more stretch and gauziness to the top, so that it would be very summery and light.

Full view of progress

You get a better view of the subtle space dyeing on the thread in this one.  This design is completely seamless, started from the neck, through the sleeves, and will finish at the bottom hem without a single seam to sew up at the end!

Close image of stitch gauge

I”m knitting a #10 thread with size 8 knitting needles.  It allows openness in the fabric without losing body.

Bodice joining in front

After finishing the neck and sleeve area, the bodice is joined in the front and then the knitting is continued in the round.

Sleeve with Ruffle

My sleeves are cap style with small ruffles.  Once I get down to the hip area I’ll add flare and flounce to finish the bottom off and then bind.  I didn’t write the pattern first; I’m just sort of rolling with it as it comes, writing it down and seeing what happens.  I like what I’m seeing come off the needles so far!

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One Response to “Knitting with crochet thread”

  1. Jessica June 18, 2011 at 9:44 PM Permalink

    Wow, I am so impressed! It’s absolutely beautiful!

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