February 1, 2015
November 23, 2015


Project info
Kusama by Julie Hoover
41 1/4
Needles & yarn
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
12 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
Bobbin alpaca

Got gauge 12 st and 26 r. So making the smallest size with 7,5’ (18 cm) of positive ease.

Cast-on with two needles: working needle and the bigger one to have stretchy cast-on row for a rounded bottom. 4,5 mm size needles were used for sleeve cuffs and a turtleneck.


  1. Making normal higher and narrower set-in sleeves. Do not like how sleeves look in the pattern pictures.
  2. Making sleeves narrower with a straight section in the beginning (no increases) to make a beautiful roll back cuff.
  3. All shorts rows for rounded bottoms are made after the first row. Do not like making short rows turns in the middle of the front/back as written in the pattern. They are visible and look not right.
  4. Made narrower turtleneck. The pattern collar looks for me too wide and flabby.
  5. Sleeve shaping double increases: Knit (slip) 1, YO, purl 1, YO, purl 1, knit in pat to the last 3 st, YO, purl 1, YO, purl 1, knit 1 (4 st increased). Do not like how increases are described in the pattern. You lose selvage st making increases that way.

My tip: due to nature of the stitch pattern after blocking your piece will grow in the length significantly and slightly shrink in the width. So be careful and make a bigger swatch.

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  • Originally queued: January 28, 2015
  • Project created: February 10, 2015
  • Finished: November 23, 2015
  • Updated: January 31, 2016
  • Progress updates: 5 updates