Signature Stripes
Finished
August 28, 2016
October 27, 2016

Signature Stripes

Project info
Signature Stripes by Amy Miller
Knitting
SweaterPullover
Me
36.5"
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock
none left in stash
2.88 skeins = 1224.4 yards (1119.6 meters), 331 grams
Notes

Going to be solid.

August 31, 2016

Started the stockinette body. Started alternating after the ribbing. About 1.5 inches into the stockinette at the end of the day.

September 27, 2016

Finished the body and started sleeve 1

October 25, 2016

Finished the first sleeve yesterday and started the second. Five increases done as of now. Hoping to bang out this sleeve and wrap up the project.

October 27, 2016

Modifications:

  • Obviously, I omitted the stripes!
  • I knit each sleeve for an extra three inches, which turned out to be the perfect length.
  • I seamed the shoulders before picking up stitches for the neck (the pattern didn’t specify when to seam them). If I knit this again, I might modify to do a three-needle bind-off at the shoulders instead of binding off as written.

Other notes:

  • Used alternating cable cast on for all cast ons.
  • I alternated skeins for the entire body and one sleeve. I did not alternate for the second sleeve and I can’t even tell which sleeve that was. Very impressed with SweetGeorgia after this!
  • I knit the body to pattern, but it is too short for my taste. The bathroom FO photo is pre-blocking; I am going to see if I can stretch the length when I block.
  • I seamed the shoulders before picking up stitches for the neck. If I knit this again, I might modify to do a three-needle bind-off at the shoulders instead of binding off as written.
  • My row gauge was bigger than the pattern row gauge, so the fronts took fewer rows. When picking up for the neck, I picked up 48 sts along the left front and 44 along the right front. I decreased 4 stitches evenly spaced along the left on the next round.
  • This was my first time knitting set-in sleeves. The seaming was easier than I expected (I used mattress stitch) and I really like the fit at my shoulders.

Overall, I’m really happy with this sweater! I think it has a really classic fit and I’m sure it’ll be a new go-to for me. I’m not usually a v-neck person, but I decided to try something new with this, and I definitely like it.

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by SweetGeorgia Yarns
Fingering
80% Merino, 20% Nylon
425 yards / 115 grams

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  • Project created: August 31, 2016
  • Updated: October 27, 2016