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Blanche Too
January 4, 2014
February 12, 2014
Project info
Blanche Too
Blanche Too by Susan Crawford
34 body, 32 sleeves and armscye depth
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Quince & Co. Chickadee
none left in stash
4.75 skeins = 859.8 yards (786.2 meters), 237 grams
Quince and Co.
October 2, 2013

Please note: I think this is a lovely sweater, hence my overall rating of the project. I do feel the instructions are unnecessarily convoluted. I knit this circularly but the flat pattern instructions are clearer.

Generally, I’m a freak about fit but I’ve decided to make this, pretty much, as is. I will alter the odd thing (as required) but I’m not intending to reinvent the wheel. I just don’t have the will at the moment… I’ll document the process on my blog…

OK, the “no alterations” idea hasn’t really worked….

In brief: I’ve made the circumference of the sz 34. I lengthened the ribbing a bit and the length below the waist. Then lengthened the bit above the waist by about an extra inch to allow for bust room (a quick fix). From there on in, I made everything the length of the size 32 (but I do feel that 7.5 inches for the armscye depth is still on the edge of too long for me).


I should probably frog this or give it away. I never wear it. Maybe I’ll try it again in the spring to see if its shape conforms to my current shape. I don’t want to rip it back because the workmanship is really good and I’m not nuts about this colour of yarn. I don’t know what else I’d make with it.


Here’s another sweater that I’m glad I didn’t frog or give away because, while it’ll likely never be in regular rotation - it’s not suitable for either hot weather or cold weather the likes of which we get in Toronto, it’s a nice evening or shoulder season sweater that fits nicely.

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About this pattern
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KristinM100's adjectives for this pattern
  1. Retro
  2. Simple
  3. Flattering neckline
About this yarn
by Quince & Co.
100% Wool
181 yards / 50 grams

11902 projects

stashed 9394 times

KristinM100's star rating
KristinM100's adjectives for this yarn
  1. Durable/Everyday
  2. Robust sport-weight (more like DK)
  3. Great stitch definition
  • Originally queued: October 2, 2013
  • Project created: January 5, 2014
  • Finished: February 12, 2014
  • Updated: October 25, 2019
  • Progress updates: 12 updates