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Kobayashi Maru
Playdate by tincanknits
Rex Tiberius
6-12 months
Needles & yarn
1,195 yards
Canon Hand Dyes Charles Sock
1 skein = 395.0 yards (361.2 meters), 100 grams
Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce
2 skeins = 800.0 yards (731.5 meters), 200 grams

It is impossible to beat how cute this cardigan is.

I’m using leftover Charles (from Canon Hand Dyes) for the edgings and pocket linings to stretch the yardage a bit.

When I checked the yarn for colorfastness (to machine wash and dry), the black lost some color, so I did a citric acid soak, which revealed that the red wasn’t entirely colorfast either.

Two disclosures: (1) we have extremely hard water, which is unforgiving to color that isn’t 100% set in stone. (2) The dyer says on the label, hand wash, cold. It was fine in warm water with wool wash; warm water with detergent caused the problem.

Other changes:

  • Lengthening the sleeves by 1”



Picked up 28 sts on each side for sleeves (total of 56 sts)

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About this yarn
by Canon Hand Dyes
80% Merino, 20% Nylon
395 yards / 100 grams
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About this yarn
by Fibernymph Dye Works
80% Merino, 20% Nylon
400 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: September 17, 2015
  • Finished: January 8, 2016
  • Updated: October 27, 2016
  • Progress updates: 2 updates