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August 22 2011
September 5 2011
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Thea by Kim Hargreaves
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Valley Yarns Stockbridge
654 yards in stash
9 skeins = 981.0 yards (897.0 meters), 450 grams

August 23rd I started this last night and finished about seven inches up the back… but I’ll be ripping back to the ribbing when I get home tonight. I don’t like the way the darts are written to be done on the back and will try an ssk/k2tog combo around the markers instead and see how that looks.

Note for decrease row: K2, k2tog, k to 2 st before marker (after 23rd stitch from the start), ssk, slip marker, k1, k2tog, k to 3 st before next marker (before 23rd stitch from the end), ssk, k1, slip marker, k2tog, k to 4 stitches before end, k2tog-bl, k2.

Increase row: K2, M1, k to marker, M1, slip marker, K1, M1, k to 1 st before marker, M1, k1, slip marker, M1, k to 2 st before end, M1, k2.

This is knitting up quickly. I’m just about to the armhole decreases.

August 28th Oh, my god! I just finished my first buttonholes! :)

Instead of the eyelet buttonholes in the pattern, I chose to do a “One-Row Horizontal Buttonhole” as described in Vogue Knitting, pg 204. I tested a few before I did them in Thea, and I’m so glad I did. These look great and they’re perfect for 7/8” buttons -- the size I was hoping to use on this.

Back is done. Left front is done, and I’m sure I’ll finish the right front and get a good start on the sleeves today.

August 31st All the knitting is done and it’s on to the blocking boards then (sigh)… seaming.

I want to make a skirt with the remaining yarn, but I’ll only have about 650 yards. That seems to be cutting it close, even with a skirt above-the-knee length.

September 4th Finished except for weaving in the ends and sewing on the buttons. I’m putting that part on hold until I figure out a skirt idea for the remaining yarn

This has been done for some time now, but I haven’t gotten around to taking pictures… I love how it fits and I’ve gotten tons of complements on it.

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  • Originally queued: August 23, 2011
  • Project created: August 23, 2011
  • Finished: December 11, 2011
  • Updated: December 19, 2011
  • Progress updates: 11 updates