East Neuk Hoodie (from hell)
January 1, 2015
January 4, 2016

East Neuk Hoodie (from hell)

Project info
East Neuk Hoodie by Kristen Orme
38 1/2
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Cascade Yarns ® 220 Superwash®
8.9 skeins = 1958.0 yards (1790.4 meters), 890 grams


I finished (or thought I finished) this sweater in March 2015. When I went to sew it up, I discovered that the sleeve caps did not fit the arm holes, no matter how much I fussed with it. (picture second from the bottom that demonstrates how badly I was off)

In frustration, it went into the bottom of the basket.

Claire asked about it, so I put on my big girl panties and ripped out the sleeve caps and reknit this week.

Rather than increasing at the rate the pattern suggested, I increased on rows one and row three, then knit plain for row five. This provided a fifty percent increase in the length of the sleeve cap - making up the TWO INCHES I was short. It resulted in a perfect fit.

Seamed today, ends woven in, and buttons attached. This will go in the mail to college in the morning.

With any luck, she’ll send me back a picture of her in the sweater. She was very excited to hear it’s finally finished.

3.17.15 - the perils of knitting and reading at the same time : I thought I knew the pattern and went WAY beyond where I should have. Now I’ll ravel it back. (see the last photo)

1.11.15 - sleeves are done. Sleeves make great gauge swatches. I added a few inches to the cuffs to make thumb holes.

1.1.15 - cast on

11.29.14 - yarn ordered from Webs. It is currently backordered.

Claire actually asked for this one.

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220 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: November 29, 2014
  • Project created: January 1, 2015
  • Finished: January 4, 2016
  • Updated: January 7, 2016
  • Progress updates: 4 updates