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Bayview Street Cardigan
September 1 2010
March 8 2011
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Bayview Street Cardigan
Bayview Street Cardigan by Elinor Brown
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
880 yards = 4 skeins
Cascade Yarns ® Cascade 220® Heathers
none left in stash
4 skeins = 880.0 yards (804.7 meters), 400 grams
KnitWit Yarn Shop in Portland, Maine
August 2010

March 8th, 2010:
It’s done! It is very warm, and lovely, and I am very happy with it! I am pretty convinced that I will make another one. I will make some adjustments to fit my particular figure, which are: Lengthen the sleeve by 4 rows or so; still knit the four rows before starting the decreases. However, I will skip the first 4 sets of decreases, as I’m not as hourglassy as I think the pattern is made for.

Also, I think I can understand grafting the underarm instead of seaming to make it stretchy rather than rigid, but I thought grafting with the stitch pattern was difficult. I think I will bind off next time, and seam the entire sleeve.

December 4th, 2010:
Back, after seperating the body, is 69 stitches instead of 71, due to sleeves having a lower stitch-count. CO 1 at each side instead of 2, to bring it to 67 stitches.

September 24th, 2010:
Knitted 4 rows of body before starting decrease rows.

September 6th, 2010:
Recording my mistakes for the sleeves, to replicate. Knit straight from cuff (43 sts) for 3.5 inches before first increase. Knit until 17.5 inches, right before final increase. Total 61 stitches, bind off 10 instead of 12.

September 2nd, 2010:
Blocked swatch measures 19 sts and 30 rows to 4”.
Will cast on the second to smallest size.

September 1st, 2010:
Swatched on 3mm/US 2 1/2. 18,5 sts and 30 rows to 4” before blocking. Used this tutorial for the kitchener stitch. The swatch is a little stiff, since the yarn is a little thicker than the pattern calls for.

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220 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: June 23, 2010
  • Project created: August 27, 2010
  • Updated: March 11, 2011
  • Progress updates: 6 updates