Gradient Paper Birch 2014.5
March 1, 2014
March 13, 2014

Gradient Paper Birch 2014.5

Project info
Paper Birch by Laura Aylor
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
840 yards = 6 skeins
Cephalopod Yarns Beastie
219 yards in stash
3 skeins = 420.0 yards (384.0 meters), 342 grams
Cephalopod Yarns
October 31, 2013
Cephalopod Yarns Beastie
88 yards in stash
3 skeins = 420.0 yards (384.0 meters), 342 grams
Cephalopod Yarns
October 31, 2013

Eager to get going on this fabulous Laura Aylor design. Had a special gradient put together by Cephalopod Yarns with 3 ogopogo skeins and 3 of a partial gradient set #4. Plan to knit one skein of ogopogo into the body and then do the collar with ogopogo. Then will move on to the gradient.

2 skeins knit lace collar (on US11s) plus body to just past sleeve split. Joining skein of “oddity#1” to start gradient stripes and used up on body. Skein of “oddity#2” added after last decrease, but switching to “oddity#3” after 3rd increase (not using entire skein here on body- maybe save some for sleeves?). Went to just one row past 5th increase with “oddity#3” and did hem pattern and sewn BO.

Pickup sleeves for ~35rows of ogopogo: k even for 10 rounds, then decr round every 10th round (3 decr with ogoopogo). Switched to oddity#2 for 2.5 inches then oddity#3 for 1 inch+edging. Sleeve #2 have the same amount of ogopogo, but ran out of oddity#2 at just under 2 inches; switched to oddity#3 for 1.5 inches, but ran out before edging so finished up with ogopogo.

Sleeves are not symmetrical with the color striping, but I love it’s uniqueness!

Mod: will not knit to full tunic length and might go for full sleeves depending on yarn.


Sadly never worn (just too heavy and hot) so frogged.

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by Cephalopod Yarns
60% Merino, 30% Alpaca, 10% Silk
140 yards / 114 grams

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  • Originally queued: November 30, 2013
  • Project created: March 1, 2014
  • Updated: November 24, 2019
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