Golden Anemone
January 21, 2014
February 2, 2014

Golden Anemone

Project info
Anemone by Svetlana Volkova
tweedysheep on ravelry
M (which became a 35ish)
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Rico Design Essentials Soft Merino Aran
72 yards in stash
9.08 skeins = 989.7 yards (905.0 meters), 454 grams
March 31, 2013

A test of tweedysheep’s lovely anemone jumper - the grown-up’s version. I do like Svetlana’s designs, they are always so original and beautiful.

21st Jan: Twisted german cast-on for a nice & stretchy neck.

I’m sticking with 5mm, as my gauge is 17.5/23.5 (should be 17/23, but this is as close as I can get).

23rd: Started again(!), this time doing my M4/M5s slightly differently - just a preference thing.

Despite the fact that this is superwash wool, I am still managing to splitsplice it very well (this was a relief with it being reversible, because otherwise with 50g balls I would have had lots of ends to hide). It took longer than usual to join - but if you agitate it enough, it still works - & the result, no ends!! :)

24th: These k5tog rows are slowing me down a bit, but it’s an absolutely gorgeous stitch pattern and well worth it! As I’m using interchangeables, I have changed the left needle to a smaller one, so that the k5tog’s are slightly easier, so that’s helping anyway.

Be aware that if you do your increases differently (to avoid tiny holes), the resulting fabric might be tighter (mine is). This combined with the fact that my gauge was very slightly out in the first place, means that it’s coming out as a 35ish inch chest, not 37. Because of this I did one set of increases (in the side stocking-stitch panels) just before the hip area, so that it wouldn’t be too fitted around my hips.

31st: Back to the sleeves. (I had already done half, to check the fit/length, as I’ve found it sometimes makes a difference if the sleeves are added afterwards).
I started the sleeve decreases later, as I wanted them slightly looser at the top, so that I can wear something long sleeved underneath if I want to.

2nd: Finished. All photos are before wet blocking (lightly dampened blocking only). I’ll take some more afterwards if it changes a lot…

It’s a great jumper - and I love that it’s reversible!!
Thanks Svetlana :))

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  • Project created: January 21, 2014
  • Finished: February 2, 2014
  • Updated: August 31, 2015
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