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MST3K Sweater
Flax by tincanknits
Knitting
myself
Large
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette in the round on 8's
2,286 yards
Carlton Yarns Merino Supreme
2 skeins = 274.0 yards (250.5 meters), 100 grams
White
StevenBe in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carlton Yarns Merino Supreme
1 skein = 137.0 yards (125.3 meters), 50 grams
Yellow
StevenBe in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carlton Yarns Merino Supreme
1 skein = 137.0 yards (125.3 meters), 50 grams
StevenBe in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carlton Yarns Merino Supreme
1 skein = 137.0 yards (125.3 meters), 50 grams
StevenBe in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash®
1 skein = 220.0 yards (201.2 meters), 100 grams
White
StevenBe
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash®
1.25 skeins = 275.0 yards (251.5 meters), 125 grams
Black
StevenBe in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash®
1 skein = 220.0 yards (201.2 meters), 100 grams
StevenBe
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash®
1 skein = 220.0 yards (201.2 meters), 100 grams
Red
StevenBe
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash®
1.25 skeins = 275.0 yards (251.5 meters), 125 grams
StevenBe
Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash
1 skein = 130.0 yards (118.9 meters), 50 grams
StevenBe in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash
1 skein = 130.0 yards (118.9 meters), 50 grams
StevenBe in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 120
1 skein = 131.0 yards (119.8 meters), 50 grams
StevenBe in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Notes

I used Tin Can Knits Flax as my base pattern with the following changes:

  • I cast on an additional 3 sts for the underarm, which adds 6 total sts to the body (making the count 200 sts, which was easy for my charts) and 3 sts to each sleeve
  • I grabbed what I thought was a US 8 16” before I headed to my brother’s for the Super Bowl but it turns out it was a 7. I made do--sleeves are done on 7’s and 6’s for the ribbing.
  • The ribbing on the bottom of the body is most assuredly not 1.5”. It’s a borderline irresponsible 7/8” and doesn’t lie flat when I’m not wearing this sweater. You do you but I get SO BORED with ribbing.
  • Um. The charts.

Final finished measurements:
40.5” around body
25.5” from neckline to bottom ribbing
15” around upper arm
17.75” from underarm to end of sleeve

The moon and stars above the theater seats was a chart I made; the seats, host, and ‘bots are from the MST3K Chart by sewgeeky. The rest of the sweater, I charted out during a couple of sleepless nights. I’m hoping to make those charts available soon--the body, sleeves, and individual charts--but I want to make sure it’s okay with the folks who own it before I get myself and Ravelry in trouble.

I knit this sucker in a week and a half because I knew that if I put it down, I wouldn’t pick it back up to finish it until sometime next year. I’m normally terrible about being monogamous with my projects. Just ask the many things on needles everywhere in my home.

02-10-2017

Also! I tried to to do some ill-advised slip stitch thing with the moon and wound up just knitting one separately and appliqueing it on to cover the horrible mess I made of that part.

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January 29 2017
February 8 2017
 
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  • Project created: February 10, 2017
  • Finished: February 10, 2017
  • Updated: August 13, 2017