Archer’s Halfsweater – a history of a pattern

What inspired Archer's Halfsweater crochet pattern?

I’ve wanted to write this post for a really long time now. I am a huge fan of Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins. I also am a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence’s (so cute and so real, you know…) I loved the way she portrayed Katniss Everdeen in the movie. The story was heartbreaking and I have to say I’m terrified watching this world, because the fiction seems to come to life as we stand here… However, it’s not what I wanted to tell you about. It’s how I made Archer’s Halfsweater crochet pattern.
Anyways, as I watched part 2, I saw Jennifer Lawrence in a beautiful… sweater?… cowl?… vest?… I don’t know how to describe this, thus, I’m calling it a halfsweater. It caught my eye and stuck in my brain.
my halfsweater inspiration
I wanted it. I’m always cold, however, I wanted to look nice, as I was fed up with the “mum style” that became my go to looks, having two youngsters always around, if you know what I mean 😉 Therefore, I started thinking. And searching, which meant I found some pics. Also some items of other designer inspired by the film garment. I found some interesting patterns. For knitters -_-‘… Then I decided to make it crochet. Because crochet is my thing. When I did make it crochet, I wanted to share it with you.
Here it is: warm, toasty, cosy, thick (depending on the yarn you use) Archer’s Halfsweater, with rich texture, especially for you. Something that turns heads.
It’s not the easiest pattern, you need some skills with it but, hey, if you stuck or need help, I’m here! You got this!

Why isn't Archer's Hafsweater pattern free?

The creative process is not an easy one. You know that if you have ever tried to create anything. Endless hours of stitching, counting stitches, writing down, scratching it, putting down again, testing, taking photos and so on and so forth. It’s the time and work I put into making this pattern come live but it’s also the testers’. Out of respect to their and mine time – the pattern is paid. 
It is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
This is the moment when I give a shout out to Jennifer Borchert of Jennifer’s Stitched up, Krisztina Balla Fazio of Balla Yarn, Gracie Rovtar, Tara R Womack and Eva Maria Lagoni Bager. You, ladies, are the rockstars. This precious thing woldn’t be here if not for your priceless help.
Some photos I put in here are made by my testers, some are mine but there are some that are taken by one and only Kamila Jaracz Studio. She’s the woman I like to work with, a professional and reliable. A hell of a friend too 😉
So enjoy making…
Let me know how you did by posting photos on IG with #archershalfsweater and marking me @wydzierganna. I can’t wait to see them 🙂

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