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Mayfair Zing
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August 27, 2015
December 15, 2015
Project info
Mayfair Zing
Mayfair by Martin Storey
Knitting
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1,698 yards = 13.48 skeins
Rowan Super Fine Merino DK
25 yards in stash
9.8 skeins = 1234.8 yards (1129.1 meters), 490 grams
Gray
Rowan Super Fine Merino DK
55 yards in stash
3.56 skeins = 448.6 yards (410.2 meters), 178 grams
Yellow-green
Rowan Super Fine Merino DK
111 yards in stash
0.12 skeins = 15.1 yards (13.8 meters), 6 grams
Pink
Notes

Blogged here! (and I’m not kidding about that calculation)

December 15, 2015: NOTE: For some reason the back and front are written identically, but if you don’t want the rows of color to crash into each other at the seam, start with the second set of stripes for the front, not the first.

September 16, 2015:

I love this little polka dotty thing! Not to mention that there is no stranding, it’s just slip-stitches. You are not even knitting most stitches so it goes super-fast.

NOTE: You have to be really loose when you knit the slip-stitch rows. I pull the stitches down the needle after every knit stitch down that row to stretch them out. Even with that effort, I didn’t get gauge on US 6, had to go all the way up to US 8. Also, if you look closely, the ribbing is far too tight on this pullover. They ask for 3 sizes lower for the ribbing, no way. I am using only 2 and they are bigger: US 6.

I’m omitting the color change a the end of the body and sleeves. Instead, I plan on adding a few stripes of pink here and there, amongst the fabulous highlighter yellow shade Zing.

This yarn is scrumptious, seriously. Very soft, even for a merino (which is usually soft). The plies can come apart with your long-tail cast-on, so try to re-twist as you go.

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100% Merino
126 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: September 16, 2015
  • Finished: December 15, 2015
  • Updated: January 31, 2017
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