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Project info
Softest sweater
owls by Kate Davies
Knitting
me
Strickliese on ravelry
3
Needles & yarn
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
Misti Alpaca Chunky
6.25 skeins = 675.0 yards (617.2 meters), 625 grams
45315
Green
The Knitting Garage at Stickle's in Rhinebeck, New York
Notes

Check out my notes on my blog, too:
What’s on my needles week 6
What’s on my needles week 5
What’s on my needles week 4
What’s on my needles week 3

2.27.: Finished and blocking. I am extremely pleased with the fit of the sweater. It came out just the way I wanted it; fitted but not tight. Can’t wait for it to dry so I can wear it and post more pictures.

2.24-2.26. Finished the owls and yoke. Bound off using YO stretchy bind off. I am admiring the owls a lot; amazing how a few cables and purl stitches can create the image of an owl.

2.20.-2.23. Finished both sleeves.

2.20. : This was hibernating for about a week while I worked more days at my LYS. Today I started, frogged and re-started the first sleeve. I didn’t like that all the increases were made at the underarm every other row. Instead I spaced them more (every 7th row) for a more tapered look. I am hoping to be wearing this soon while it is still cold out.

2.13.: Much happier with the second attempt I unraveled the first.

2.9.: I re-started the body with less negative ease (see also my notes on my blog).

2.6.: Six inches into it I started reading other ravellers’ project notes and notice that most have made changes to the pattern; now I am a bit worried as to how much I should change the pattern to suit me…best to try it on after a few more rounds.

2.5.: Started on a snowy winter day (during winter storm Nika)
I decided on this pattern in size #3, but made a couple of changes:

  • I knitted an extra inch before doing the waist decreases and

  • I only did a total of 3 decreases getting down to a stitch count of 96 rather than 92 for a less dramatic shaping.

This is how it all started: Working at my LYS I often petted this yarn and thought “wouldn’t it be nice to have a garment made of this yarn; I could just sink into this soft yummy yarn :)”
My son and a friend of mine gave me gift certificates so I could buy enough for a sweater.

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February 5 2014
February 27 2014
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108 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: January 25, 2014
  • Project created: February 4, 2014
  • Finished: March 3, 2014
  • Updated: August 28, 2014
  • Progress updates: 6 updates