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Anything But Bleak
December 1, 2014
February 7, 2015
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Anything But Bleak
Bleak by Kim Hargreaves
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
Rowan Brushed Fleece
690 yards in stash

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January 24, 2015: Well, my sizing worked I believe. Choosing to do an extra-small with the US10 needles that were getting too few sts per inch ended up in a 17” wide back. Not bad. Even better, the fronts are around 9”, so this should fit pretty nicely.

**NOTE**: The bobble symbol is very subtle on the front charts, take heed! They are easy to miss since the back doesn’t have any, and you sort of assume the charts are identical for the front as well.

I had to frog half of the back because I suddenly started turning the cables on each side the same way, instead of oppositely. Every project of mine has one of these silly problems, I swear!

December 22, 2014: I’m not sure about the stated stockinette gauge predicting your cable gauge. I definitely had too loose a gauge with stockinette on the stated needles, but my row gauge was good. Changing needles in big sizes makes such a big difference for large needles, I decided to go down to the smallest size instead.

But now is it too small? Would like a cabled gauge as well, even though I know it’s annoying to do a cabled gauge.

The yarn is so fluffy and light and cottony and warm. I can tell I’m going to love wearing this piece, and I’m now stashing Brushed Fleece en masse!

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December 1, 2014
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by Rowan
65% Merino, 30% Alpaca, 5% Nylon
115 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: December 22, 2014
  • Finished: March 17, 2015
  • Updated: September 26, 2016
  • Progress updates: 2 updates