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Little Boy Brown
Finished
January 22 2015
April 5 2015
Project info
Little Boy Brown
Marius med rundfelling for barn by Unn Søiland Dale
Knitting
Teo
4
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
763 yards = 7 skeins
Garnstudio DROPS Karisma
5 skeins = 545.0 yards (498.3 meters), 250 grams
54698
Brown
Ljungqvist Garn in Stockholm, Stockholms län
January 21, 2015
Garnstudio DROPS Karisma
1 skein = 109.0 yards (99.7 meters), 50 grams
50706
White
Ljungqvist Garn in Stockholm, Stockholms län
January 21, 2015
Garnstudio DROPS Karisma
1 skein = 109.0 yards (99.7 meters), 50 grams
55
5287
Brown
Ljungqvist Garn in Stockholm, Stockholms län
January 21, 2015
Notes

I’d been hoping to make this sweater for Diana’s Teo and I think all the snow here in Stockholm has just made my fingers itchy to get started!

Total yarn cost = 182 SEK

Second Marius sweater, but this time I’m using Drops Karisma instead of Sandes Smart Garn, for two reasons:

  1. It’s cheaper
  2. It’s a lot easier to get in Sweden

I’m noticing that the Karisma isn’t quite as “grabby” as the Smart - maybe because of that super wash quality. It also doesn’t feel quite as thick, though they’re both supposed to be DK weight.

Coming in at 20 st/10 cm instead of the 22 called for in the pattern. Oh, well - just means it’ll be a bit bigger. I’d debated between using the 2/4 year old sizing anyway.

6 Feb
This had been put on hold because I was working on the Unicorn Power Hitchhiker for Gabi.

Now I’ve picked it up again. I’d ripped back to the start of the color work and I was sure I had exactly 135 stitches - I’d planned for the size 2, but this was the size 1 and it was the right width for a 2-4 year old so… it must be right?

But then I was trying to do the bind-offs after the color work and it turned out that I had 155 stitches, while size 4 is 156. Interesting. Apparently I did go for size 4 - verified by counting the ribbing. So the body is about 1.5 cm short. Oops.

Casting on the sleeves now! Referred to Marius the First for help with the sleeves - good thing I wrote all these notes!

9 Feb

Finally got the cuffs to the sleeves done, after having read the wrong number to cast on.

Increase 6 across the arm
44 / 6 = 7
Every six stitches?
Should have been at least every 7th, but oh, well
Purled one in the middle, put a stitch counter before it

Increase to 68, every 2 cm 2x = 6 rows
44->68 = 24 stitches = 12
126 = 72 rows

12 Feb

Got the end of the increases on one sleeve to realize that I had 72 stitches and the entire arm was already 25+ cm long. Ended up ripping out the entire thing and starting again, increasing every 5th row. This time, I’m also counting as I go instead of counting the rows.

15 March

Decided to come back to these sleeves after letting the project rest a bit.

øk p først p jevnt fordelt 6 m

Increase by 6, distributed across the work
Needle 1: K6, kfb, , k1
Needle 2: K6, kfb,
, k1

Increase to 68, every 2 cm 2x = 4 rows
44->68 = 24 stitches = 12
12x4 = 48 rows

Stop at 4 cm before total arm length (25 cm) = 21 cm

20 March - Sleeves are joined to the body!

24 March - First decreases, decrease 36 stitches for a total of 216 stitches.

252/36 = 7
k5, k2tog, *

31 March - Finished the snowflake pattern, decrease 40 stitches for a total of 176.
216/40 = 5.4
k3, k2tog, k4, k2tog, *

1 April - nearly there! Reduce 32 stitches to 144
176/32 = 5.5
k3, k2tog, k4, k2tog

4 April - slowed down due to family visits, but now working on the ribbed neck

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January 22 2015
April 5 2015
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100% Wool
109 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: January 22, 2015
  • Finished: April 5, 2015
  • Updated: April 6, 2015
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