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Castle Pullover
Castle Pullover by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Knitting
me
36" bust (see notes)
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
The Wool Box Laga
897 yards in stash
2 skeins = 437.4 yards (400.0 meters), 200 grams
2012 shearing/ n. 9146
Natural/Undyed
The Wool Box
April 2013
Notes

My yarn knit up at a larger gauge but I was happy with that as the sizes offered by the pattern were not exact for me (34” bust is too small and a 38” too big). As it is my gauge worked up at 19 st = 4” and 25 rows = 4”. This gauge change made the collar a bit wider but it looks good so far…
I would say that the lace is very easy, as I am beginning with lace patterns this one is an ideal way to get one’s feet wet.
Moving along with the lace I’ve discovered it’s easy to lose or gain a stitch and VERY frustrating to pick out a whole row because the mistake was made at the beginning, so I started counting out the repeat (9 st). Since I started counting the lace is moving along much faster without any errors (cross fingers and knock on wood)! Should be finished soon. I LOVE LOVE LOVE ‘Laga’, it works up like a dream.
Okay, after an epic 4 hours of knitting this is finished and blocked. I think I’ll still have to do something about the collar being a tad wide and prone to roll but I don’t want to make it any deeper (like with a row of single crochet)…
Update: an easy fix for the wide neck was running a thread through the inside loop underneath the longtail cast-on. Looks great, fits great. Thinking of making a ‘mini-castle’ for my daughter :).

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April 16 2013
May 25 2013
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  • Project created: April 17, 2013
  • Finished: May 26, 2013
  • Updated: May 27, 2013
  • Progress updates: 4 updates