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Project info
Diamond Hoodie
Fletcher by Kim Hargreaves
Knitting
C
3-4yo
Needle and yarn
Rowan All Seasons Cotton
686 yards, 350 grams 7 skeins = 686.0 yards (627.3m)
Blue
Rowan All Seasons Cotton
98 yards, 50 grams 1 skein = 98.0 yards (89.6m)
Black
Notes

My son loves it, and it is the perfect size for him right now with a little room for growth.

I did a bit of pattern tweaking to tidy up the look of it a bit:

  • used black as a contrast for the garter hem edges
  • used black for the pocket lining (intarsia)
  • Omitted the k3 garter border on the pocket edges and hood edge, and picked up and knitted a garter border in black instead.
  • omitted the three purl stitch motif between the vertical diamond columns
  • only did two columns of diamonds on the sleeve (didn’t do partial ones along the underarm seam)
  • worked the body to whole diamond motifs (omitting partial diamonds, except along the shoulder seam line), and finishing off the partial diamonds at the back neck when I was working the hood
  • Making the sleeves longer- they looked 3/4ish on the picture of the pattern, so I made them as long as I could. I ran out of yarn, so at the top of the sleeve just worked in stocking stitch (not enough yarn to work a full diamond motif) and then sewed the live stitches into the armhole. It was a bit of a fiddle- I had to lay it out flat, but it worked really well.
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Finished
May 7 2011
June 9 2011
 
About this pattern
Fletcher
by Kim Hargreaves
from Rowan Pipsqueaks
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About this yarn
All Seasons Cotton
by Rowan
Aran / 10 ply
60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic
98 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 3, 2011
  • Project created: May 7, 2011
  • Finished: June 9, 2011
  • Updated: June 10, 2011