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stash busting fair isle extravaganza
Classic Raglan Pullover by Barbara G. Walker
Knitting
Needle and yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1,462 yards
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine
1299 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 173.2 yards (158.4 meters), 40 grams
0801
Blue-green
Close Knit in Evanston, Illinois
Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted
380 yards in stash
0.5 skeins = 95.0 yards (86.9 meters), 56 grams
Blue-green
Three Bags Full Knitting Studio in Northbrook, Illinois
Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool®
478 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 191.2 yards (174.8 meters), 100 grams
Gray
Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted
1115 yards in stash
4.5 skeins = 1003.5 yards (917.6 meters), 450 grams
Natural/Undyed
Notes

there’s a lot more information in my blogposts about this project.

cast on 56 stitches.

10 inches for the under arm. 6 rows per inch. 35” torso (176 stitches. 88 stitches front and back.). 13” sleeves (65 stitches.)

currently 38 stitches per sleeve. 58 stitches on the back. 31 rows=6”. 4 more inches = 20 rows

37, stitches, 1 column, 57 stitches sleeve, 1, 78 stitches back, 1, 59 stitches sleeve, 1, 37

cast on 6 at each under arm. 65 for sleeves, 86 for back (including both columns.)

Ripped out and practically restarted.

65 rows for a 10” deep neck. 148 stitches for the body, 58 stitches for each sleeve. 74 stitches for the back.

decrease twice at each ‘seam’ before the waist. increase 4 times at each ‘seam’ after the waist.

february 7, 2014- bound off on the torso. decided to do the aqua triangle and navy dot detailing only on the bottom. i’ll continue that at the bottom of the sleeves too. 18 rows of 2x2 ribbing, EZ’s sewn bind off, because i wanted it to have stretch and be stable, but i didn’t feel like taking the time for a super fancy bind off.

still to do: finish the sleeves, sew in a dozen ends, steeking aka cut up my knitting, knit up a shawl collar.

right sleeve 47 stitches, 14 1/2 repeats
left sleeve 48 stitches (huh?), 15 repeats.

after 15 repeats begin colorwork edging followed by 2x2 ribbing.

february 23, 2014- why do sleeves take so much longer? finally finished them, ribbing and all, and bound off. onto sewing in ends & the first round of blocking!

march 1, 2014- steeked! always very exciting.

cast on 350 stitches for collar/button band. actual button bands around 16”, short rows on the rest to create a shawl collar. knitting the collar separately and then kitchener-ing it on at the end because carrying the whole dang sweater with me as i knit it sounds… heavy. plus, i feel like i have better control of how evenly it gets put onto the sweater.

march 20- grafted the buttonband onto the cardigan. it took forever! had to do it about three time to get it just right, but i think it turned out.

march 29- finally found buttons. spacing them correctly was a bit tricky, but it worked out.

april 2- afterthought buttonholes! worked out like i thought they would! a bit fiddly, but who cares?

took some pictures on the coast of ireland with the aran islands in the background!

april 7- i’ve bought some ribbon to stabilize the button bands, i’ll have to sew that in.

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Finished
January 12 2014
April 8 2014
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Ecological Wool®
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100% Wool
478 yards / 250 grams
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by Brown Sheep
Aran / 10 ply
85% Wool, 15% Mohair
190 yards / 113 grams
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Ultra Alpaca Fine
by Berroco
Fingering / 4 ply
50% Wool, 30% Nylon, 20% Alpaca
433 yards / 100 grams
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Classic Wool Worsted
by Patons North America
Worsted / 10 ply
100% Wool
210 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: January 13, 2014
  • Finished: April 8, 2014
  • Updated: April 25, 2014