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everyday cardigan
July 28 2015
October 2 2015
Project info
everyday cardigan
Magnolia Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1,260 yards = 3 skeins
madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
3 skeins = 1260.0 yards (1152.1 meters)
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada

Notes/Modifications ::

~changed garter stitch to stocking stitch
~provisionally cast on both back and fronts, knit to underarms, then did a 3 needle bind off on the inside for more stability in the shoulders.
~used my favorite Carol Sunday’s Short Rows technique for short row shaping rather than the usual w&t
~knit the upper body to the size M length. Picked up the Medium sleeve stitch count as well.
~knit body to 16” then did 1x1 ribbing for 2 inches, with Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy bind off
~alternating skeins to avoid pooling
~buttonband is approx 9 rows (double the pattern) with 6 buttonholes, need to get buttons still.
~love the yarn color, I am curious how the yarn will hold up re: pilling.

Shout out to Jimmy Beans Wool, who went above and beyond helping me to get the color wool I wanted.

May 2016 ~ the yarn has held up well to lots of wear, but does have a lot of the halo effect. Difficult to get the pills off.

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100% Merino
420 yards
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  • Project created: August 17, 2015
  • Finished: September 12, 2015
  • Updated: May 13, 2016
  • Progress updates: 4 updates