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Project info
L's 4th birthday sweater
Anders by Sorren Kerr
Knitting
little L
aimed for size 3-4 years ended up with a 5-7 years
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
790 yards = 3.95 skeins
madelinetosh Tosh Vintage
0.45 skeins = 90.0 yards (82.3 meters)
madelinetosh Tosh Vintage
3 skeins = 600.0 yards (548.6 meters)
madelinetosh Tosh Vintage
0.5 skeins = 100.0 yards (91.4 meters)
Notes

Followed instructions for size 18-24 months but with bigger needles, worsted weight yarn and these mods:

-CO 70 with size 7 needles. Do row 2 for 1” instead of 1/2”

-Placed button holes every 5 ridges instead of 4

-increased sleeves to 53 stitches (9 repeats total)

-cast on 4 stitches underarms

  • I switched to size 8 needles after the armholes thinking it looked too small but now I think it might be much too big. eek!

-knit to about 4 1/2” before starting color work.

  • used size 7 needles for the sleeves. They were much too wide at the cuffs with 53 stitches so I ripped back to about halfway down the sleeve and decreased 2 stitches (knit 1, sl,sl,knit slipped stitches together, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1) a total of 4 times to have 45 stitches left on my needles. I switched to size 5 needles for the ribbing.

Done! But needs to be blocked. I am so afraid it will bleed :(

Another project knit from my stash. Loving this stash down KAL!

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by madelinetosh
Worsted
100% Merino
200 yards
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  • Originally queued: October 9, 2014
  • Project created: October 18, 2014
  • In progress: October 18, 2014
  • Updated: December 21, 2015
  • Progress updates: 14 updates