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September 4 2010
September 11 2010
Project info
The Deep Dark Wood
Idlewood by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
aimed for 39"
Needles & yarn
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
785 yards in stash
13.72 skeins = 1715.0 yards (1568.2 meters), 343 grams
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers in Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Doing a mini-KAL with bunnywatson :)

Yarn held double.

I love this yarn. It has plenty of crunch, without compromising on softness. It is possible that Shetland are the perfect sheep.

Love this. Such a simple, elegantly written pattern.

I initially knit the 40” size, but having tried it once split for sleeves, I decided it was too big. So I ripped back to a total of 17 increases and knit until I reached 8”, split for the sleeves and carried on as in pattern. This gave me a chest of 39”, so a little ease for my 38” bust.

I knit the body to 14½” from the armhole.

I really like the pockets, but I decided that, given the size of my tummy, putting them there was asking for trouble.


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by Jamieson & Smith
100% Shetland
125 yards / 25 grams
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  • Project created: September 2, 2010
  • Finished: September 13, 2010
  • Updated: September 14, 2010
  • Progress updates: 4 updates