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July 4 2013
July 23 2013
Project info
Red Mork
Mork by Julia Farwell-Clay
45" top, custom bottom
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Naturally Karamea
none left in stash
13.4 skeins = 1527.6 yards (1396.8 meters), 670 grams

My final modification list:

  • Tapering the wide rib out on the lower body (as below)
  • 12 rows of 2x1 rib on the hem and cuffs
  • A handful of extra decreases near the side seams

Otherwise I knit to the 45” size all over the upper body and sleeves. This sweater has some clever finishing and I love the design :)

Also pleased with the yarn. It’s very soft, slightly fuzzy, and bloomed on blocking to really plump out the stitches. I’d happily use it again.

Pre-project notes:

Swatch before blocking: 19st / 27r per 4”
Swatch after blocking: 18.5st / 27r per 4”

I’ve been admiring this sweater for a long time, but had concerns about the ribbing around my lower torso. Finally realised I can just knit the top/sleeves with those beautiful ribbing/cable details and make the rest plain stockinette. I’m going to taper the transition in two diagonals: \/ on the back and /\ on the front (meeting at the sides). Also the standard pear shaping I always have to make.

My gauge is a bit off, but I don’t want to use smaller needles because this fabric feels great, so I’m going to make a smaller size to compensate. Maths is my friend!

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75% Merino, 15% Alpaca, 10% Other
114 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: April 6, 2013
  • Project created: July 4, 2013
  • Finished: July 25, 2013
  • Updated: June 13, 2015
  • Progress updates: 8 updates