The inspiration that struck recently was in the form of this crocheted summer cover up. Just me isn't it? I used to crochet and figured I could resurrect those skills in order to have this bolero on my back before summer. It took only one evening of struggling to master the stitches involved - I am calling them 'second generation' crochet stitches - such as Foundation Single Crochet Chain and Extended Double Crochet to make me remember why I took up knitting. A crocheted garment is heavier and stiffer than it's knitted counterpart. One of the stitches involved in increasing at the Bolero's raglan lines involved 8 double crochets. That's a lot of yarn and a lot of weight. A heavier, warmer sweater than what I wanted.
Cute as it
As well, running down the front, beside the seed stitch bands, there is a yarn over for a vertical row of holes.
Down the centre back, there are more holes.
A patch of K1, YO, K2tog lace, worked over 15 stitches adds some holey interest there. (Taking this picture, I see an oops. A result, probably, of knitting on the drive home after a long day of Fathers' Day family-ness at a Blue Jays game.)
Even with this and other rip-backs that might crop up, I think I will be able to wear this by early July. Definitely summer wear.