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Miss Ursula
Ursula Cardigan by Kate Davies
Knitting
me me me!
2 (34")
Needle and yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
1875 yards in stash
1187.5 yards, 237 grams 9.5 skeins = 1187.5 yards (1085.9m)
203
08129
Gray
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
250 yards in stash
150 yards, 30 grams 1.2 skeins = 150.0 yards (137.2m)
118
05636
Green
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
375 yards in stash
125 yards, 25 grams 1 skein = 125.0 yards (114.3m)
05456
Purple
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
250 yards in stash
125 yards, 25 grams 1 skein = 125.0 yards (114.3m)
05781
Blue
Notes

Absolutely giddy over the finished sweater! I love the fit, the yarn, and the colours. I can already see this will be a cardigan I will wear very, very often. Without a doubt, this is my favourite thing that I have ever knit. :)

Colours
MC: 203 (pale gray)
CC1: 118 (spring green)
CC2: fc14 (deep plum)
CC3: fc41 (dark teal)

Mods

  • Added one extra repeat of green peeries for length before beginning the armhole steeks.
  • picked up 10 extra sts for buttonbands to account for added length
  • longer and snugger sleeves: Decrease 2 sts every round until 65 stitches remain, now knit 4 plain rounds, decrease 2 sts, knit 8 plain rounds, decrease 2 sts, knit 8 plain rounds, decrease 2 sts, knit 90 plain rounds, decrease 2 sts, 16 plain rounds, decrease 2 sts, 12 plain rounds. Work cuff pattern over 55 stitches for 28 rounds.

Tips

  • loosely bind-off the buttonband edges so that they can stretch during blocking
  • securing the steek edges with the MC before blocking is crucial and makes everything lie quite flat
  • carefully pin the ribbon to the buttonbands before sewing

Buttons from Orit Dotan on Etsy and ribbon from Elfriede’s Fine Fabrics in Boulder, Colorado.

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Finished
January 26 2013
March 21 2013
 
About this pattern
Ursula Cardigan
by Kate Davies
from Colours of Shetland
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About this yarn
2 Ply Jumper Weight
by Jamieson & Smith
Fingering / 4 ply
100% Wool
125 yards / 25 grams
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  • Originally queued: November 29, 2012
  • Project created: January 2, 2013
  • Finished: March 22, 2013
  • Updated: January 3, 2014