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Hello Sweetie
July 27 2012
August 9 2012
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Hello Sweetie
Dovetail Cowl by Carina Spencer
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Indigodragonfly MCS Worsted
none left in stash
1.07 skeins = 203.3 yards (185.9 meters), 123 grams
Indigodragonfly in Haliburton, Ontario
June 2, 2012

I may be slightly short on yardage for this, so I’ll need to watch what I’m doing with the edges

Using #7 bamboo circs

JSSCO and JSSBO (did not use different size needles for either - just stuck with #7 bamboo circs)

8/3 Well crap. I’m halfway through the pattern, but just over halfway through the yarn. I’m gonna have to short the edge a row or two. Once I get to the ribbed edging I’ll weigh the yarn again pre and post row to see how much one row takes. I may also want to throw on a lifeline and test out the bind off to see how much that takes too. For the record I’m currently 4 grams short of halfway through the ball of yarn.

In the end I came up 5 rows short on the ribbed edging, so one side has only half the edging. Honestly, it doesn’t bother me that much. Now it just has a top and bottom option depending on if I want more or less ribbing showing on top. For the record, I only needed 15 more grams to complete the cowl, so the yardage requirements stated in the pattern was DEAD ON.

more detailed notes in case I ever repeat this project with this yarn:

  • JSSBO used 5 grams
  • each row used about 3 grams
  • steam blocking didn’t look like it did much in the gauge swatch, but it was actually noticeable in the finished cowl, so trust the blocking instructions
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by Indigodragonfly
75% Merino, 15% Cashmere goat, 10% Silk
190 yards / 115 grams

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  • Originally queued: April 2, 2012
  • Project created: July 12, 2012
  • Finished: August 12, 2012
  • Updated: December 23, 2013
  • Progress updates: 7 updates