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Extreme Comfort
February 8 2015
September 8 2015
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Extreme Comfort
Comfort by Kim Hargreaves
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3,920 yards
Rowan Kid Classic
1281 yards in stash
11.63 skeins = 1779.4 yards (1627.1 meters), 581 grams
Rowan Kidsilk Haze
149 yards in stash
9.35 skeins = 2141.2 yards (1957.9 meters), 233 grams

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ERRATA: Sleeve increases, Next row (RS): should be:
Patt 9(8: 7: 9: 8: 8) sts, M1, patt to last 9(8: 7: 9: 8: 8) sts, M1, patt 9(8: 7: 9: 8: 8) sts.

September 8, 2015: Finished, and the pattern name does not disappoint! So very soft and loungy. It does shed quite a bit, think ahead about what you are wearing underneath!

Hmm, there are no instructions for belt loops. I mimicked the belt for 7 sts and about 1.5 inches of length:

(RS): K2, P1, K1, P1, K2.
(WS): (K1, P1) 2 times, K1.

July 5, 2015: Oh man this is taking forever. I didn’t notice the error on the sleeve increases (though I kept thinking to myself, why are you only increasing on one side, Dayana??) and had to frog the whole thing at the armhole. Then after re-doing to the armhole (now with many more stitches) I realized that the stitch count change I had made to do the small sleeve on the medium body was going to screw up the matching of the stitch pattern at the seams. Ugh! I had to fudge it and make the WS the RS, etc.

I’ve put it all together with one sleeve. It’s an interesting construction, the front has a long piece that becomes a shawl collar (you graft it from each front at the back), but I am sure this piece is not long enough to reach back there. Fortunately, they are live stitches and you can increase length to suit the size.

POCKET TIP: Bind off tight. Furthermore, pull any looseness down the bind off with the tip of your needle when you are finished. The pocket will lay much better with a very tight top.

SEAMING TIP: Not all seaming spots are alike. Some will indent the fabric, some will puff it out, depending on what two stitches in the stitch pattern are adjacent at the seam. The very best pairing is when you are sewing two pieces with the P1 at the edge.

June 8, 2015: I found some great buttons at the Maine Fiber Frolic. They’re vintage and expensive but it’s a perfect match.

May 31, 2015: It’s an interesting construction of the cardigan halves. You decrease the raglan far inside to make a nice band, and then you continue on 23 sts to make a long piece that must attach to the back neck. Kim Hargreaves patterns always have nice attention to detail.

I’ve added buttonholes -- 4!

February 24, 2015: This is really going to take forever! I’m not in love with the Kid Classic shade, so I am trying to gray it out with the Majestic shade of Kidsilk Haze. It does gray, but when you look in the light, you do see the mix of the 2 colors rather than a real blend. The fabric the 2 held together make is amazing though -- for those of you who don’t know, Kid Classic is my all-time most favorite yarn.

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70% Mohair, 30% Silk
229 yards / 25 grams

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  • Project created: February 24, 2015
  • Finished: September 8, 2015
  • Updated: September 26, 2016
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