Crochet: Chevron Lace Cardigan No. 3

Newest favourite cardigan is here! My first big & wearable crochet project was chevron lace cardigan. I posted it here in the blog a long time ago. After the first chevron lace cardigan in brown with Drops Alaska, I made another one using Novita Rose Mohair.

Now, I am very comfortable with the pattern and include my little tweaks. It is a top down pattern that I can try as I make. It is very helpful to try it on when increasing or shaping armholes and make the necessary changes!

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Pattern: Chevron Lace Cardigan by milobo

Yarn: Drops Merino Extra Fine in red (uni colour 11), ~ 7 balls

Hook: 6mm

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There are a few firsts in this cardigan no. 3 –

  • I used DK weight yarn (last 2 cardigans were made with aran weight yarn).
  • I extended the sleeves to cover my elbows.
  • It is red! My one and only red garment!

This is a very simple and elegant design. I would wholeheartedly suggest you to make one – go to the pattern link above to see pictures, read comments and yarn suggestions from over 2500 other people who made it!

P.S. If you like this cardigan, please pin it. Thanks!

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Thought for Tuesday

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Thought for Tuesday

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Bullet journal

Years ago, a girl was distributing freebies at a tram stop. It was a small but thick book. When I opened it, it had the year’s calendar & pages for every day of the year. I had no idea what to do with it. Some of the pages in the book had interesting drawings & sceneries. So, I carefully stored it (can’t help it, I am trying to change this habit & use things today and not resorting to storing-forgetting-and ultimately never using it cycle).

Eventually, I noticed people opening their precious (big & small) calendar books to decide on a meeting time, party, road trip, shopping, laundry and what not. So, I tried once. I forgot about it. Then I tried again & made it a habit. I also learnt it is called a daily planner. Now, 9 years later, a yearly calendar book aka daily planner is a huge & important part of my life!

Over the years, I used different daily planners from basic to fancy. January 1st is an exciting day to start my new planner each year. But, it is also a frustrating day when I am in two minds – should I throw away last year’s planner or save it?

In 2015, I came across a ‘bullet journal’. Wow! It was exactly what I wanted. Bullet journal screams creative, open, flexible, authentic and personal. For newbies, a bullet journal is basically a combined daily planner and a diary. It can be much more too. I love that it is totally customisable and makes sense to store it to read in the future (after all, it is a personal diary too)!

There are tons of tips, ideas and photos of people’s bullet journals all over the internet. I have scoured Pinterest for bullet journal pins. See some of my favourites (click each picture to go to their source) –

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Roadmap bullet journal from ‘Hello I am Prince’
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Bullet Journal ideas from ‘Boho Berry’
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Daily Layout ideas from ‘Without Elephants’
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Bullet Journal ideas from ‘Pepper and Twine’
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Bullet Journal ideas from ‘Pepper and Twine’
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Bullet Journal ideas from ‘Pepper and Twine’

So, what do you think? Do you use year planners or bullet journals?