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Rainbow Canvas
Finished
August 27 2017
October 28 2017
Project info
Rainbow Canvas
Canvas Kid Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Knitting
Maisie
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
19.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch (blocked)
494 yards = 1.9 skeins
Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash DK
104 yards in stash
1.6 skeins = 416.0 yards (380.4 meters), 180 grams
Pink
Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash DK
182 yards in stash
0.3 skeins = 78.0 yards (71.3 meters), 33 grams
Pink
Tanis Fiber Arts
June 29, 2017
Notes

I have 2 skeins of Milky Way but might need to get a third in a complimentary colour for swatching and insurance. Maisie will probably want the sleeves full length.

27-08-2017

Started swatching with 4.5 mm needles and the Sweetheart yarn so I know I’ll have every last bit of the Milkyway for the sweater.

04-09-2017

Knitted a second swatch on 4.0 mm needles. Both swatches are currently blocking and I’m hoping I’ll be able to cast on this sweater once they are dry and measured.

09-09-2017

Finally cast on this sweater yesterday and made some progress this morning. The yarn is nice to work with and the colourway is so much fun.

16-09-2017

Finished the body and the right front this morning thanks to Miss Maisie sleeping in a little late.

01-10-2017

Neckband and button bands done. Next up is sleeves. I’ll have to figure out how long I can make them with the yarn I have left (about 50g of each ball).

21-10-2017

Finally picked up sleeve number 2 and about half way done. I’m working the sleeves full length and added an extra decrease round.

28-10-2017

Done … and worn immediately :)

26-02-2018

After much complaining that the sleeves are too tight I have ripped back the first sleeve and will reknit it without my last (extra) sleeve decrease. I’ll also add about half an inch to the length of the sleeves. I think some more aggressive blocking will also help.

22-03-2018

Started reknitting the first sleeve. The needles I’m using are the same size but a slightly different finish and there is a corresponding difference in gauge between the old and new knitting. As I’m currently on vacation I think I will continue and hope the difference will be less noticible once the sweater is blocked.

29-04-2018

Finally cast off reknit sleeve #1 and frogged out the other sleeve to the second last decrease. Hopefully this one will go a little faster and then I can block (making sure to stretch the sleeves a little).

25-05-2018

Bound off sleeve number 2 for the second time last night. Just need to weave in the ends and reblock it to find out if I managed to make any improvement on the perceived fit. I fear I may have missed the window by a growth spurt.

08-06-2018

Reblocking today.

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by Tanis Fiber Arts
DK
100% Merino
260 yards / 113 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 25, 2017
  • Project created: August 27, 2017
  • Updated: June 8, 2018
  • Progress updates: 14 updates