Carmine Cropped Cardi
By Robyn Chachula
I talked to Robyn about her inspiration for this lovely motif sweater, she writes:
Carmine was inspired by my love of getting to re-invent my wardrobe and my love of motifs.
I don’t think there is anything more fun than taking a dress or top I haven’t worn for a while and re-inventing it in a totally new outfit by changing something its paired with. Carmine I imagined as a short cardigan that I could slip over sun dresses so that I could start wearing my summer wardrobe in the still chilly spring. I also envisioned it as a great sweater to wear over some favorite tunics that have seen better days. The cardigan has so much personality that the tops would take second seat.
My love of motifs is rampant at this point. I love taking lacy motifs and combining them together to see what the resulting lace fabric will look like. I swear each time is a total surprise and a thrill to crochet. Motifs are one of my favorite construction methods for garments. I love the building block nature of them and with just a switch of hook sizes I can customize the sweater to my measurements. I also love that I can play with the layout just by moving blocks around.