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Project info
Shetland jumper
Knitting
me
Needle and yarn
1,919 yards, 7.2 skeins
Klazien's Kreatie Shetlands Wolle
0.4 skeins = 98.4 yards (90.0 meters), 20 grams
0611
Yellow
Klazien’s Kreatie in Wapenveld, Gelderland
Klazien's Kreatie Shetlands Wolle
1.3 skeins = 319.9 yards (292.5 meters), 65 grams
62010
Natural/Undyed
Klazien’s Kreatie in Wapenveld, Gelderland
Klazien's Kreatie Shetlands Wolle
2.3 skeins = 565.9 yards (517.5 meters), 115 grams
27440
Blue
Klazien’s Kreatie in Wapenveld, Gelderland
Klazien's Kreatie Shetlands Wolle
2.6 skeins = 639.8 yards (585.0 meters), 130 grams
12011
Red
Klazien’s Kreatie in Wapenveld, Gelderland
Klazien's Kreatie Shetlands Wolle
0.6 skeins = 295.3 yards (270.0 meters), 60 grams
21565
Black
Notes

Starting a jumper based on a picture in Mary-Jane Mucklestone’s 200 fair-isle designs. It is an original Shetland jumper supposedly from the 1890’s.

Ordered 11 skeins in total because the colour ratios were quite unfortunate. I calculated 37% red, 30% indigo, 17% undyed, 12,6 % black, 3,2 % yellow, but that is based on main chart alone, not the cuffs and collar.
Assuming a sweater needs approx. 8 skeins, I ordered
3 red,
3 indigo,
2 undyed,
2 black (because calculations tell me I need 1,008 skeins :( )
1 yellow

Let’s just hope I have enough

14 november 2013:
I have the wool in my posession!! YEAS!

March 31st 2013:
I have done my first steeks ever this weekend, I used a crocheted reinforcement. It was exciting, and all in all I did well, but it turns out te be a little more unstable as a fabric edge than I thought. After I cut the steeks there were some floats that had come undone at the back, and I had to salvage them. It was a bit scary. I hope they will felt soon. I have also grafted the shoulders together and that looks super clean and neat within the colourwork. I have tried to make the cuffs and hem in a way that doesn’t curl up like corrugated rib usually does, and I think I did an OK job.

When it comes to the amount of yarn I am clearly not in trouble, I have loads left, but no ball is unused, so my calculations were right.

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Finished
November 2013
April 4 2014
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
Shetlands Wolle
by Klazien's Kreatie
Fingering / 4 ply
100% Wool
450 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: November 11, 2013
  • Finished: April 5, 2014
  • Updated: September 22, 2014