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Playdate
Finished
February 1, 2015
March 8, 2015
Project info
Playdate
Playdate by tincanknits
Knitting
myself
Adult S (35" bust)
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Harrisville Designs Shetland
271 yards in stash
5.75 skeins = 1247.8 yards (1140.9 meters), 287 grams
9102
Green
Baskets of Yarn in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Notes

Testing thread

Gauge, US5’s
Pre-Blocking: 26 sts x 35 rows = 4”
Post-Blocking: 24 sts x 36 rows = 4”

Final fit: 1.5” positive ease at bust.

This is a knit at work (call center) or while flying (residency interviews) project.

Twisted German cast on.

JSSBO for pockets and sleeve cuffs.

See TechKnitter articles here and here for neat mid-row pocket bind offs.

I think if I were to make another, I would use the smaller needles for the pocket ribbing for neatness.

Lengthened sleeves by 2” (after all decreases, but I think before would have been better) for 20” total length (18” before ribbing).

7 large(ish) buttons -- using a 5 stitch tulips buttonhole… I probably could have used a 4-stitch buttonhole just fine.

Lace bind off for button band.

For all lengths I went with row counts rather than measurements using washed/blocked gauge, as the wool really relaxed with a nice soak.

1 full ball + 13 g of partially used ball left over when everything was done.
(Yardage includes gauge swatch + yarn used to sew on buttons)

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by Harrisville Designs
Fingering
100% Wool
217 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: January 28, 2015
  • Project created: February 2, 2015
  • Finished: March 8, 2015
  • Updated: October 23, 2016
  • Progress updates: 4 updates