織圖 Pattern: 樂天 、エジングとブレード かぎ針で編む、とびきりかわいいデザイン 106(領口)
Gosyo and Edging & Braid Variation 106 (for neck edging)
線材 Yarn: 九色鹿絲棉-天空藍 Le Cerf Silk Cotton - sky blue
用針 Needle: JIS #4-本體、JIS #8-挑針
3.3mm for body, and 4.5mm for picking up neckline
鉤針 Hook: JIS #6-領口打底 、JIS #4-所有緣編
3.5mm for the basic of neckline, and 2.5mm for all the edging.
期間 Time: 2011.12.23~2012.03.05
The neckline edging is such a challenge for me because that I never do that before. That's also one of the reason I choose it. I have to maintain the size of neck and count the stitches by hook, it's really hard for me. After 5 times of ripping, I change my way. Instead of hook, I use circular needle 4.5mm to pick up stitches. So I could get the correct stitches and then bind them off by hook 3.5mm. Using such a large needle will help to maintain the size. Do single crochet for 2 rows by hook 3.5mm, and then change to 2.5mm for edging to make the edging looks more exquisite. It seems easy, but I realize them after ripping 10 times.
Not only the problem of picking up, but also the original edging for neckline doesn't look good. So I look up the edging books for several times, and try several ones. Finally I get a great one. Silk cotton is a really soft yarn, that is not suitable for crochet, but it works our great. The sense of touch is so soft, and I feel so confortable wearing it.