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September 2010
November 2011
Project info
big bear beast
Classic Raglan Pullover by Barbara G. Walker
Needles & yarn
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1,026 yards = 9.5 skeins
Tahki Yarns Sedona
none left in stash
4.5 skeins = 486.0 yards (444.4 meters), 225 grams
Tahki Yarns Sedona
216 yards in stash
5 skeins = 540.0 yards (493.8 meters), 250 grams

this is a long haul project. i don’t expect to finish it anytime soon. striped raglan worked top down, then steeked to turn it into a cardigan. modeled after jake’s favorite sweater.

may 2011- yoke complete- now working on sleeve one.

june 1, 2011- arm one complete. starting arm two. i’m going the extra mile and doing a tubular bind off. thank god for tutorials.

june 3, 2011- arm two complete! back to the body!

june 20, 2011- on the penultimate body stripe! just seamed up the arms, and i think i did a fairly good job!

june 26, 2011- i’m getting there. i bound off the bottom, and now i’m working on the collar. then steeking, button bands, and if i still have yarn, and am feeling courageous: pockets.

july 2, 2011- finished collar. dang, need to buy buttons. next up: steeking!

july 9, 2011- bought buttons! only six of them. hope they will be enough… will have to see…

sept 25, 2011- oh my god, i steeked it!

oct 4, 2011- button bands knit, and k2p2 grafted bind off… sew on buttons, knit pockets, block.

oct 8, 2011- pocket knit and sewn into place… buttons sewn on. all ends sewn in! BLOCKING!!!!

button bands were tooooooo long (122 stitches). i’m pulling them out to try again. bought a 28” zipper for it. 114 stitches 9 rows, grafted on.

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September 2010
November 2011
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About this yarn
by Tahki Yarns
90% Merino, 10% Silk
108 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: May 28, 2011
  • Finished: November 21, 2011
  • Updated: January 10, 2014
  • Progress updates: 9 updates