Finally here are some photos of Sloppy Joe from Rowan Studio 6 pattern book, made in Rowan Cocoon
I haven't had a chance to have any taken with me wearing sloppy joe yet, but it is actually quite a flattering sweater. You definately have to wear something underneath it as the neckline is VERY low and possibly a bit too wide, but I do really like it, its soft and cuddly and wonderfully sloppy. I noticed on the photo the centre slip stitch looks a bit crooked. It isn't in reality, but I mustn't have had the garment quite straight. But I've got a cold and I'm very tired and will take more photos when feeling a bit brighter!
This is a close up of the picked up V neck
I divided the neck slope with pins and had to work approx 2 or 3 stitches into each dropped loop in the pattern, I did this by making a cast on stitch by hand and 'wrapping' it round the needle.
I used a 5mm crochet hook to attach the sleeve to the body on the inside of the garment using double crochet (UK) single crochet (US). I did a similar thing on the body and sleeve seams but only on the garter stitch sections. As I reached a dropped loop section I pulled a longer loop with the crochet hook to the same length as the dropped loop and then with a long strand worked a slip stitch then continued with the double (single) crochet to the next dropped loop.
This is what it looks like from the inside of the garment
and what it looks like from the right side
And finally, I managed one nice slightly arty shot
I am really looking forward to wearing this sweater. The Rowan Cocoon was a pleasure to work with and is very soft and warm and I would definately use it again. It is quite expensive per ball but when you think it only took 6 balls to make this (very big and long) sweater in a large it is actually very economical.
Will be starting on my WIP list tomorrow.