Lion Brand crochet pattern WIP

The pattern is called, unfortunately, “Curvy Girl”. I suppose I’m happy that the noun isn’t spelled “Grrl”, or something: it’s enough that the adjective, decided on by The Industry (only the gods know which one) causes eye-rolling ..

I can link to it because it’s free – although you’ll have to join ’em to be able to download anything. Should you want to ..

Moving around to the other side of the dining-room table, we have ..

and where the rest of the shots went, I have NO IDEA: I framed them to show all edges ! Sighh ..

Here’s the beginning of the left front:

Two points to be made about this project: (1) it’s an Ice Yarn, a worsted acrylic that’s non-pilling. The sole colourway available was this, so I bought it. <*> I fell in love with it the moment I opened the parcel, and have told Ice Yarns so. They are pleased. Unfortunately, photos don’t show it to its best – all mixed colour yarns have this problem; so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

And (2), the pattern itself is, like, weird. The back – as ever, the first part – is written is such a way that I found myself counting rows over and over and still not knowing if I were doing the right thing in the right row. It’s not .. ahh .. wrong; it’s just written with a very strange method of repeat. I emailed Lion Brand, and while they were friendly, they were unprepared to acknowledge my point about the strangeness. So I must assume that the way I’ve understood crochet patterns over these last fifty or so years is me interpreting incorrectly. Amazing it’s ever worked ..


<*> Who knows where I got that idea ? – I don’t: there’s a whole range of this yarn (see link). But the one I saw solo somewhere on the site is the best, anyway !