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June 13 2016
Project info
Landon
Landon by Katya Frankel
Knitting
Rex Tiberius
24 months/ 20.75"
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
6 stitches = 1 inch
Lisa Souza Blue Faced Leicester Sport
1 skein = 380.0 yards (347.5 meters), 125 grams
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Notes

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Since I can’t knit anything the way it’s written, here are my changes:

  • Yarn: I’m knitting it out of sport weight yarn. In order to get the size I want, i’m following the stitch count for the eight year sizing, with the measurements from yarn standards.com for the 24 months size.
  • 6 sts/inch on a US 4
  • added 1” to sleeve length ( because I have long limbed children)

NOTIONS:

It turns out that Rex is adorable AND has an enormous head, so…

Afterthought steek:

  • Step 1: Mark the centerline of stitches with thread, using a hand stitched running stitch (loosely) so that you have a visual guideline.
  • Step 2: Using a walking foot on your sewing machine, sew down the center of the stitches immediately to the left and right of the marked column of stitches.
  • Step 3: place a piece of cardboard or paper between the front and back. This will help ensure that you don’t accidentally cut the stitches on the back. (The one I used was the divider from a box of yogurt.)
  • Step 4: using sharp scissors, take a deep breath and carefully cut down the center of the marked column of stitches.
  • Step 5: admire your beautifully executed steek.

So, I…
- Knit facings. (72 sts on R band)

  • Installed a zipper: pinned the top and bottom of sweater to closed zipper. Pinned zipper, slowly unzipped sweater to make it easier to pin. Using white thread, I basted the zipper in place (sort of) for ease of more precise hand sewing. I drew a straight line down the center of the zipper (to guide my hand-sewing), and backstitched the zipper to the bound-off edge. Holy CATS is black thread on a black zipper hard on the eyes. Final result: extremely tidy and lovely.

Next steps…
- Beat Emily at Stash Dash. (390 yards)

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by Lisa Souza
Sport
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380 yards / 125 grams
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  • Project created: December 17, 2015
  • Finished: June 17, 2016
  • Updated: November 29, 2017
  • Progress updates: 2 updates