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December 31 2016
March 13 2017
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2017 Laurits grau-rot
Laurits by Ulla Holst-O
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
27 stitches and 42 rows
542 yards = 4.14 skeins
fairAlpaka Baby Merino 120 Superwash
445 yards in stash
2 skeins = 262.0 yards (239.6 meters), 100 grams
October 26, 2016
fairAlpaka Baby Merino 120 Superwash
507 yards in stash
2.14 skeins = 280.8 yards (256.8 meters), 107 grams
February 9, 2017


Not enough contrast with grey-brown, so grey-white it is…


Put this on hold and knit another Laurits for the Little Cousin first. Will implement lessons learned.

Grey/White would be pretty but really not practical as long as Junior spends most of his time crawling around on his belly.
Thus, Grey/Red it will be.
Also, gauge adjustment after having finished Laurits grün/braun: two more increase rounds (plus 32 stitches) are needed, best added within the garter yoke part (additional increases in Rows 30 and 32)

Also, I do not see why sleeves should be knit flat. Rather, I start with putting sleeve sts on hold, and knitting body in the round. Cast-on 8 new sts for underarm gusset. When knitting sleeves, use new cast-on sts to pick-up-and-knit 8 new sleeve stitches
(162 body sts, 64 sleeve sts each) - looks nicer, no seaming.
Sleeve decreases hidden in first B-Color round


Yoke: 3 garter stripes
Body: 13 garter stripes (+3 yoke stripes) = 16
Sleeves: 12 (+3) = 15


Finally finished.
At 207 g almost 50g/one skeinworth heavier than first one with original numbers.
Pre blocking measurements are fine lengthwise
(Sleeves 31/ body 33 cm)
but seam flares as opposed to underarm width
( 29 cm vs 35 cm)
so lets see what washing, shaping, blocking will do with it.


Construction can be improved by
-moving increases/decreases to first row of garter stripe (invisible and easier to remember)
-knitting body before sleeves
-knitting on 8 underarm stitches each for body
-picking up and knitting 8 underarm stitches for each sleeve
(less puckering/ better fit)
-adding fake slipstitch seams to hide color change


With fall and its autumnal temperatures arriving this little sweater is getting a lot of wear. As it is a bit wider and more loose fitting than the other version, I’d call it a size 86/92, although it sleeves probably should be a bit longer for that to be all true.

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  • Project created: January 2, 2017
  • Finished: March 13, 2017
  • Updated: March 1, 2018