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Garter Yoke Cardigan (2)

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September 2 2013
February 16 2014
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Garter Yoke Cardigan (2)
#22 Garter Yoke Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre
S (own mods)
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Quince & Co. Osprey
5 skeins = 850.0 yards (777.2 meters), 500 grams

August 30, 2013
Using the yarn from my frogged Annabel to knit a cardigan in the name of reevaluation and fresh beginnings. Aiming for a dense fabric (the yarn has seen some wear) and a close fit.

September 12, 2013
gauge = 18.5 stitches/4 inches
11 instead of 10 raglan increases

September 21, 2013
Got to the bottom hem of the body. Tried on again. Far, far too big. Ripping everything out and planning to try doing a size S with extra sleeve stitches and possibly one or two more hip increases.

October 15, 2013
For the raglan: 6 repeats of inc rows 3 and 4, then (row 3 with increases only on the sleeves, row 4, row 3, row 4) twice, for a total of 12 increase rows and a mash up between sizes small and medium (size small body and medium sleeves).

October 28, 2013
Waist shaping: 1 less dec row and 2 more inc rows--last two increase rows spaced 10 rather than 4 rows apart.

9 button holes + 3/4 length sleeves because I ran out of yarn. Buttonholes tight but workable for 25 mm buttons. Yay!

January 7, 2014
Still too big. I am going to knit this again, smaller but longer sleeves. Just not quite yet.

January 27, 2014
Ok, here we go again. Frogged the previous version today. Planning to make a smaller neckline (starting with 93 stitches and increasing to prescribed cast-on number over four rounds), sleeves exactly the same size, but longer, body a size smaller, with less dramatic waist shaping.

January 29, 2014
Change of plans: casting on 113 stitches as prescribed, but knitting cast-on and first four rows with 3.75 mm needle, then switching to 4 mm.

February 3, 2014
On to the raglan now. I plan to do a total of 4 increase rounds before beginning to alternate regular increase rounds with sleeve-only increase rounds, as I did before. Body will have a total of 8 increase rounds, while sleeves will have a total of 12.

February 8, 2014
First decrease row (waist shaping) = sixth buttonhole row. Plan to do two decrease rows, separated by 7 rows, and three increase rows, separated by 7 rows each.

February 10, 2014
Make that 4 increase rounds, last one 12 ish rows down from third one. Note: increasing 4 stitches in one round is too drastic, makes for lumpy, triangular shape. Back increases (2 stitches per increase round) are better. If doing 4, should probably space even further apart. And start increasing for hips further down the body of the sweater. Oh well. This blasted thing is almost done, and I am NOT ripping it out again.

February 16, 2014
Done, and it fits.

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  • Originally queued: August 24, 2012
  • Project created: August 30, 2013
  • Finished: February 16, 2014
  • Updated: February 17, 2014
  • Progress updates: 23 updates