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Streamlines
Finished
September 2012
October 2012
Project info
Streamlines
Katrina Rib by Cookie A
Knitting
me
S/M
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Alpaca
1 skein = 650.0 yards (594.4 meters), 226 grams
Blue-green
Twist, Yarns of Intrigue in Manhattan Beach, California
Notes

I dub this design streamlines because this sweater reminds me of weather charts with streamlines.

I stole the yoke increase method Cookie A’s Katrina Rib for Haiti. I stole the cable chart and front hem detail from Berroco’s free pattern, Latoya. The same cable appears at the center back and front chest. I stole the idea for center back cables from one of Elsebeth Lavold’s patterns.

It was my idea to begin with a tubular cast-on and to further shape the waist by switching from size 5 to size 4 needles for 30 rows.

My yoke is even simpler than Katrina Rib because all 10 sections are patterned in 3x3 rib. Because of the different row gauge, I slowed down the lowest increases to every 5th row instead of every 4th row for 50 total yoke rows.

The tubular cast-on creates a k1-p1 rib. There’s a bit of a discontinuity when changing from k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1 to k3, p3 because a k becomes a p and vice versa.  However, it would be rude for someone to come up close enough to notice it.

The asymmetrical hem detail in front also owes a debt to Latoya. I increased every other row 18 times (instead of every row 24 times).

I have 40 grams out of 226 leftover. This sweater takes just one skein of Twist’s sport-weight alpaca.

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  • Project created: October 10, 2012
  • Updated: October 10, 2012