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May 5 2013
May 26 2013
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Window to my soul by Joji Locatelli
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
290 yards in stash
2.31 skeins = 970.2 yards (887.2 meters)
Yarns Unlimited in Sewickley, Pennsylvania

IntSweMoDo2013 #4

Originally swatched with Fragrant, but decided to use Wash instead.

Using this tutorial to do the smocking stitch without a cable needle. It’s SO much faster this way!

My neck, shoulder and across back measurements indicate I should knit the 32/34 inch size, but that would give me 2.25” of negative ease at the bust, and I don’t want that. So I knit to the sleeve separation at gauge, then went up a needle size to add a little extra room to the bust area.

I really wish I had added selvedge stitches, especially in the lace portion to make picking up for the button bands easier. If I knit another one, I would definitely do that.


  • Switched to size 5 needles after sleeve separation for the rest of the lace portion to lessen the amount of negative ease at the full bust.

  • Decided to purl the entire last row of the lace chart before knitting the stockinette portion, so there would be a seamless transition.

  • Sleeves: No decreases, knit sleeves to 4.5 inches before ribbing. Used size US 3 (3.25mm) for ribbing because I don’t have a US 2.5 (3 mm).

  • Button Bands: Picked up 118 stitches for the button bands (multiple of 4+2) so it would start and end with a k2 on the RS. Knit an extra row on the non-buttonhole button band so the BO would be on the RS. Started with p2 then continued with the instructions as written on the button-hole band.

I used 39g of the 3rd skein.

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  • Originally queued: April 17, 2013
  • Project created: April 22, 2013
  • Finished: May 26, 2013
  • Updated: November 9, 2013
  • Progress updates: 5 updates