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Project info
Red Mei-Mei
Mei-Mei Jacket by Doris Chan
Crochet
Me
35" (+1" ease)
Hooks & yarn
6.5 mm (K)
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
77 yards in stash
1.65 skeins = 363.0 yards (331.9 meters), 165 grams
8895-2J9488
Red
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Notes

I went up a hook size but my gauge was still a little small, so I added another increase row and a few more rows before joining for the body. I didn’t add any rows to the body, so my cardigan is 12.5” long instead of 13.5”.

I didn’t use a smaller hook for the SC edging because I didn’t want to “hold in the fullness” across the lower edge.

I finished the armholes with 2 pattern rows instead of 1 because a sleeveless worsted weight wool garment is pretty much unwearable.

This worked up quickly once I got past the 3rd row. It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out what was going on. Half of my confusion was caused by my not placing stitch markers in the INC-V stitches, so I kept confusing them with the SH stitches. The other half was caused by trying to follow the wrong PATT ROW 2. (FYI: follow the PATT ROW 2 directions in the purple box, not the directions for the row you just did…)

Total Cost: $12.78

  • Yarn: $11.18
  • Button: $1.60
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Finished
June 5 2014
June 6 2014
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by Cascade Yarns
Worsted
100% Wool
220 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 31, 2014
  • Project created: June 5, 2014
  • Finished: June 10, 2014
  • Updated: May 11, 2017
  • Progress updates: 2 updates