unchain my heart tunic for Freya

Enough is enough!  I simply HAVE to catch up with blogging finished projects!  I’ve decided to just go back through my flickr photos and “start at the very beginning” so to speak – well, from when I become a little more erratic with blogging my finished projects.  So for the next few blog posts the finished items may  have been finished a month or more ago – and will definitely be a bit out of sequence.  I usually like to blog in the order that I finish things.  It keeps my memory fresher and the details about the project accurate.  It’s definitely time to play catch-up and get back into my normal routine.  Some post scheduling may be required.

I first made an “Unchain my heart” tunic at the very beginning of 2012.  I wore it a great deal the following winter, and have thought about making another ever since.  Some balls of Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10 ply were the perfect yarn to give it a second try.

Unchain My Heart tunic for Freya

I made the same modifications as the last time, starting the empire line ribbing lower down than the pattern suggested. The colourway is called Lake, and it used around 2 and 2/3 of the big Bendigo balls, with a 5.5mm hook. I always enjoy working up Doris Chan’s patterns – watching the shaping evolve is rather engrossing! She’s such a clever crochet designer.

Unchain My Heart tunic for Freya

I started this at the end of March, and it was finished at the end of April. As it so happened, I took it to my cousin Freya’s house when it was in need of just a few more rows. She watched me crocheting it with great interest, tried it on and guess what – it is now hers.

Unchain My Heart tunic for Freya

I’m not quite certain that she realised that this photo would appear on my blog – but that’s the price you pay if I crochet something for you! You have to model it! I love the black ribbon threaded through the empire line ribbing too. This is such a warm and stylish item – I reckon that there is still another in my crocheting future.  Details are Ravelled here.

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2 thoughts on “unchain my heart tunic for Freya

  1. Lovely! I have just pinned a photo of this tunic so that I might give it a go. I love your blog and have read it for years. I love it all. I loved your post the other day when you told us what you had been reading (on other blogs) it introduced me to some new blogs, very much appreciated.

    Your girls are a delight, and I just love their photos when they are posing for you, or not posing for you. You are a very lucky and talented lady. xx

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