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Origami Turtle
April 15 2011
April 11 2013
Project info
Origami Turtle
Santos by Berroco Design Team
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Berroco Origami™
9 skeins = 882.0 yards (806.5 meters), 450 grams
WEBS - America's Yarn Store in Northampton, Massachusetts
April 15, 2011

I LOVE this sweater! I was worried that it would not be warm enough for Atlanta air-conditioning, but it’s actually pretty warm. I wore it to Stitches when it was in the 60’s outside, and although I get cold easily, I was comfortable.

Notes about the yarn: This yarn DOES NOT stretch, but this pattern has a little bit of give to it.


  • I made the two fronts the same; the pattern had the lace sections offset vertically, which seemed dumb to me.
  • I changed the measurements of the pattern sections on the sleeves a bit, but if I had to do it again, I would make sure that the entire sleeve cap (or most of it) was in moss stitch rather than trying to figure out how to decrease with the lace pattern.
  • I used a provisional cast-on for the fronts and back, then cast-off once I had sewn them together. I’m not sure it was really worth it in terms of how the finished edge looked.
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April 15 2011
April 11 2013
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by Berroco
58% Acrylic, 16% Linen / Flax, 15% Nylon, 11% Cotton
98 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: February 25, 2011
  • Project created: April 16, 2011
  • Finished: April 11, 2013
  • Updated: August 9, 2013
  • Progress updates: 8 updates