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June 15 2012
June 26 2012
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shalom in possum!
Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1,364 yards
Knit Picks Merino Style
9.5 skeins = 1168.5 yards (1068.5 meters), 475 grams
wonderland glass
Worsted (9 wpi)
1.8 skeins = 196.2 yards (179.4 meters), 90 grams
indian summer

Changing this from teeny to big and from bulky yarn to worsted. Wish me luck!

  • co 100 sts using size 7 needles
  • followed increases as well as i could given that my numbers didn’t always match up
  • added an extra twisted rib section and increase after divided for arms (i used a combination of my february lady and general ratios to get an idea of how many stitches i wanted)
  • realized my gauge was off, switched to 8’s for the body for two rows, then to 9’s for the rest.
  • oh, and i increased the button band.
  • went straight to 9’s for the arms (which caused some weird poofing, but i’ll get over it)
  • picked up 15 stitches with the sleeve stitches
  • starting on the second sleeve row i decreased two stitchs (beginning and end of each row) every fourth row
  • winged it from there

the bottom edge of my cardigan doesn’t lay flat right now. i’m hoping that my ghetto blocking will help. if not, i’ll pick up stitches and add more garter.

also, i probably could have stuck with the 8’s. it’s actually a bit bigger in the body than i would have wanted.

(guessing on the amounts - i’ll weight the leftovers later)

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June 15 2012
June 26 2012
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  • Project created: June 16, 2012
  • Finished: June 26, 2012
  • Updated: June 27, 2012