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Big Stripes

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October 17 2015
January 12 2016
Project info
Big Stripes
Clarke Pullover by Jane Richmond
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch (blocked)
1,309 yards = 5.95 skeins
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220®
none left in stash
2 skeins = 440.0 yards (402.3 meters), 200 grams
Espace Tricot in Montreal, Quebec
October 10, 2015
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220®
none left in stash
0.5 skeins = 110.0 yards (100.6 meters), 50 grams
Alpaca Direct
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220®
none left in stash
0.75 skeins = 165.0 yards (150.9 meters), 75 grams
Alpaca Direct
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220®
none left in stash
1 skein = 220.0 yards (201.2 meters), 100 grams
Alpaca Direct
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220®
none left in stash
0.8 skeins = 176.0 yards (160.9 meters), 80 grams
Yarn Forward
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220®
none left in stash
0.9 skeins = 198.0 yards (181.1 meters), 90 grams
Yarn Forward in Kanata, Ontario


Washing my swatch. Unblocked I’m getting 19 sts & 24 rows per 4” with the Cascade 220 on 4 mm needles.

Planned stripe sequence: red, yellow, navy, green


Post-blocking swatch measures 19 sts and 26 rows to 4” - a little looser than the pattern gauge …


Cast-on my sweater. Based on my gauge I’m using stitch counts for the size 34 but lengths for the size 36. Hopefully I will end up with a sweater about the same as the size 36.


Weighted all my yarns last night and did some math to figure out how many stripes I’ll be able to get out of each ball. Turns out to be way less than I expected. I think I’ll need to edit my plan a bit.


Found a skein of black Cascade 220 in my stash and rearranged my stripe order to work with it. I think I’m back in business.

… just as soon as I accept that I’m not going to get three stripes of red and frog out that last one …


Started a sleeve to see how much yarn a sleeve stripe was going to take and I don’t know what happened but my math was completely off. Why did I think it would take me 22g of yarn to knit twenty 60 stitch rounds? So I have enough yarn but like my new colour combination so much I’m going to keep it (along with the third stripe of red).


Finished the body and started the collar. I’m not sure I’ll have enough of my grey so I’m working the collar before the sleeves. I figure a dye lot mismatch will hide more easily when it’s broken up by the stripes.


Finished the first sleeve yesterday and tried it on. It looks good but I decided I wanted the sleeve just a little bit longer so ripped back and added four rows before starting the cuff again. This means I won’t have enough yarn to finish my second sleeve but a new skein of the same dye lot is on it’s way to me. I won’t have a new sweater for the New Year but pretty soon after.


Ran out of yarn two rounds + the bind off from the end of the second sleeve. I’ll wind up my emergency skein this afternoon and finish my sweater.




And finally photographed!

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October 17 2015
January 12 2016
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220 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: October 16, 2015
  • Project created: October 20, 2015
  • Finished: January 13, 2016
  • Updated: December 27, 2016
  • Progress updates: 16 updates