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Opposite Pole
September 18 2014
December 17 2014
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Opposite Pole
Opposite Pole by Joji Locatelli
Needles & yarn
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
Cascade Yarns® Ecological Wool®
3 skeins = 1434.0 yards (1311.2 meters), 750 grams
June 11, 2014

Whoa, I’d forgotten I’d paid so much for this yarn! All the more reason to make sure this cardigan turns out nicely.

Garter gauge swatch done on 6mm needles
10cm - 16 sts
17rows to 10cm
On 6.5mm
I am knitting at a much tighter gauge than specified in the pattern, probably due to the yarn. I knitted a second garter stitch swatch on larger needles but I didn’t like the fabric as much as it wasn’t as stable. So I did some basic maths and decided to knit a larger size, which is working well so far.

I really wasn’t happy with the way the garter stitch on the cuff looked in the round. I tried to do a kind of travelling slipped stitch to hide it, which didn’t work. In the end I ripped back and knit it flat. I much prefer a real seam to a faux seam. This also meant I could leave a little thumb hole so I can keep my palms warm when it’s chilly.

If knitting the cuff flat, P1 k to last St P1 on the WS for easier sewing up.

Omg, blocking this thing was so hard! It’s a lot of fabric and the wool absorbed loads of water and was difficult to wash without risking stretching it. I was fairly happy with the fit of the circle before blocking so didn’t want much stretch. It’s on the table now, I really hope it turns out okay.

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478 yards / 250 grams

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  • Project created: September 18, 2014
  • Finished: December 17, 2014
  • Updated: October 7, 2016
  • Progress updates: 7 updates