Thoughts of Wine
March 16, 2014
June 17, 2014

Thoughts of Wine

Project info
Thoughts by Joji Locatelli
hahaha - who else
M at top then L fronts and L sleeves
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Western Sky Knits 100% SW Merino Lace
175 yards in stash
1.8 skeins = 1575.0 yards (1440.2 meters), 180 grams
Stitches West in Santa Clara, California
February 2014

This is an interesting pattern construction, starting with a small strip of ribbing which becomes the back neckline, and then the back is picked up from that and knit down to the armholes, and the fronts are then started from the shoulders and knit down, continuing on with the ribbing detail that makes the front bands (no bazillion stitches to pick up for front and neck bands afterwards - woot!).

The fronts and back are joined after the armhole increases, and the rest is knit down to the hem in one piece.

note - the back eyelet row starts on row 11 and the fronts on row 15, so the fronts have to end at the armhole at 4 rows past the row count for the back.


  • started the front increases at row 3, then every 2nd row 10 times, then every 4th row, to get the fronts closer together faster.
  • 4 eyelets on the fronts, as I kept adding as I increased, without realizing Joji stopped at 3.
  • another inadvertent mod - somehow my back eyelets are 12 stitches apart instead of 10 - that means 6 instead of 7. Oops.
  • due to my wonky number of eyelets, I ended up increasing by 3 each front (between the 4 eyelets) and 5 on the back, for a total of 11 each increase row, instead of 10.
  • fewer increase repeats. Had 11 eyelets on back before first increase row. Stopped at 13 eyelets, then knit 9 rows and started the hem ribbing.
  • used a fancy button and just stitched through both front bands, as I will never wear this open.
  • unblocked 20.5 inches side, 18 inches sleeve. Wet - 25 side, 19.5 sleeve.

Sleeves: I picked up 12 extra stitches, then knit a round and decreased them before starting the short rows, to try and avoid holes.
- 145 rounds then ribbing for 15 rounds..

I was going to use fingering from my stash, but saw this beautiful Burgundy in the Western Sky Knits booth at Stitches West and it just jumped into my bag.

first skein 102 grams. Oops - didn’t weigh second. 31 grams left.

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by Western Sky Knits
100% Merino
875 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: February 28, 2014
  • Finished: June 17, 2014
  • Updated: May 20, 2019
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