October 1, 2014
December 22, 2014


Project info
Praline by Gudrun Johnston
Body size 87 cm / Sleeve size 98.5
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport
32 yards in stash
3.9 skeins = 1248.0 yards (1141.2 meters), 390 grams

I went for an in-between size. For body i followed pattern för size 87 cm and for sleeves I choose a modified pattern for size 98.5 cm. Very happy with the outcome!

Made body two full repeats longer.

Went for long sleeves. CO 44 stitches. Made first increase after 18 rounds in pattern. Inc every 6th round until 56 stitches, then followed pattern of size 98.5 cm.

Made sleeves by magic loop with a 3,75 needle and made body with 3,75 for knit rows and 3,50 for purl rows. That gave me the best gauge and nice stockinette.

I made fake pockets (there wasn’t enough yarn) and added a few rows of rib to make pockets blend in with sleeve and body ribbing. I think it looks very good (see third picture for semi close up).

This yarn and color is amazing! I’m in total love. Looking forward to see if the love will last. Photos do not show correct color due to very cold photo light. Color is much warmer IRL.

Pattern feedback

  • Very well written and fun to knit!
  • I think the shoulders could be more narrow, it does look a bit like the cardigan is about to slip of the shoulders sometime.
  • There wasn’t really any clear instructions for how to knit the pattern during increase. My sleeves tend to look a bit funny and not the same on the inside where my increases are. But it’s not the end of the world. :)
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65% Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Yak
325 yards / 105 grams

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  • Project created: October 26, 2014
  • Finished: January 5, 2015
  • Updated: January 6, 2015