I wanted to try to make a crochet sweater from my measurements, and then see if that fit after making it. Much like how I had to figure out how to crochet a hat that would fit my hat size.
I was shown this video on YouTube where the person made their own striped sweater from basically winging it. I wanted to figure out a better way to secure the tails from the stripes / color changes and found the Russian Join technique.
The first few videos I found were a bit confusing for me, the person in the video would show the two colors at first. Then they would somehow be at the end product of the two pieces of yarn linked together! I found a video that finally made sense to me, and now I’m always going to use this technique when starting a new skein or changing colors. I used this project to also try out the magic knot technique too but not sure if I like that technique.
When I’m done with this prototype sweater, I’ll wash the sweater and see how the previously mentioned techniques hold up.
I tried to make it out of yarn that I had on hand at first. That way I could also go through my stash before buying more which is always great.