Monday, 2 March 2009

Doris Chan's Crochet Lacy Duster Coat

The Pink Duster coat is finished. Although it isn't as bright a pink as it appears in the photos I don't think that pink is my colour. The nearest photo to the actual colour is the last one.

I think I would be far happier with it if I had made it in black. I may make another or perhaps the Amsterdam coat also by Doris Chan which I don't think is quite so open. I won't be passing this coat on to my niece as she isn't keen on the colour either. I am not too bothered if I don't wear it as I was only using up some bargain stash wool. I wanted to see if I liked the design before I committed any expensive wool to it and then felt obliged to wear it whether I liked it or not because of the money I had spent on the wool.

The pattern stitches are quite pretty so I have included close ups of the stitches.The free pattern can be found by clicking on the blog title. I made mine without increasing the sleeves into a bell shape. I prefer a straighter sleeve.

I have started a capelet from the Superior crochet book for my sister in law but as I have only done a couple of rows I will post a photo tomorrow when there is more to show.


Beansieleigh said...

Beautiful job! Thanks for the reference to where I can find the free pattern too, as I think this would be a stunning sweater, come Spring, to wear over skirts and dresses for Sunday Church Services!

ambermoggie said...

I love this Jan, it is fabulous.
I'm also picturing it longer to the floor and in multicoloured yarn:)

June said...

Love it! You have done a beautiful job of it and the pink colour is really pretty. I think it would also look lovely in black and worn over other colours for a special occasion.

Zu said...

Wow that's bigger than I thought it would be! Very pretty my dear! :-) I agree black would have been a nice choice also.