Ollie's Plucktober Arlo
October 1, 2015
November 24, 2015

Ollie's Plucktober Arlo

Project info
Arlo by Michele Wang
Largest pattern size plus 2 extra stitches across each front and 4 across the back
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
The Plucky Knitter Trusty Worsted
250 yards in stash
6 skeins = 1500.0 yards (1371.6 meters), 690 grams
The Plucky Knitter
July 18, 2015

11-10: Doing the tubular cast on for both sleeves (together) and the right front, so I can pick them up and take them along with me on my travels. Is there something wrong with me? I’ve started loving the tubular cast on.

Right front cast on with red waste yarn.
Left front cast on with blue waste yarn.

Proof that blocking matters:
Back Completed Width 11”
Back Pinned for Blocking Width 19.5”
Back After Blocking Width
Back Completed Length 20.5”
Back Pinned for Blocking Length 21.5”
Back After Blocking Length

WIP Notes

13 rows of ribbing after tubular cast on

On the back for Armhole Shaping:
Went to 13”. 4 repeats and 10, rows. Ready to start a row 11. 4 completed diamonds up the middle before starting armhole shaping. Started shaping at this point.
Rows 11&12: bound off six stitches at the beginning of each row.
Row 13: First Armhole Decrease Row. Repeated on 15, 1, 3, 5, 7 and then not until 11.

Finished this repeat (through 16) and then knit another full repeat and then a partial repeat through Row 14.

Pre-Plucktober Notes:

Mishix2’s suggestion for increasing the size slightly for Ollie: The pattern is written so you can easily add some stitches to the sides of the pieces. I’m not sure if you can see in any of the pictures, but there’s stockinette instead of cabling along the seams. And then you’ll just have a few more stitches at the shoulder to bind off if you follow the rest of the directions. (Or could BO more at armhole and maintain shoulder st count).

Woo hoo! Got gauge first go round on size 6 needles. Will use size 4 for the tubular cast on.

This formula for # of stitches for tubular cast on: No of sts for tubular CO = (final no of sts / 2) + 1.
F. ex if I wanted 150 sts for the fronts and back together, I would cast on 150/2 +1 = 76 sts for tubular cast on.

Sloped Cast Off

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  • Originally queued: July 26, 2015
  • Project created: September 27, 2015
  • Finished: November 24, 2015
  • Updated: June 16, 2016
  • Progress updates: 6 updates