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September 7, 2016
October 17, 2016
Project info
Portis by Julie Hoover
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
1,628 yards = 5.92 skeins
Brooklyn Tweed Loft
5.2 skeins = 1430.0 yards (1307.6 meters), 260 grams
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia
Brooklyn Tweed Loft
0.72 skeins = 198.0 yards (181.1 meters), 36 grams
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia

10-17-16 - and done. I reinforced the two ends of the steek (at the shoulder and where I picked up for the ribbing). In hindsight, I should’ve secured my seams better. Also, I think I might suggest binding off 3 stitches at the top edge so the shoulder seam doesn’t start from a partial stitch. I re-blocked and think the yarn is going to hold everything in place ok.

10-16-16 - woo hoo - the steek is done! (and it worked - the hardest part was sewing the four seams along the edge stitches). I also finished the neck, picked up the ribbing and knit almost half of that.

10-15-16 - wet-blocked (soaked for about 15 minutes in cool water and Soak). happy to report it matches the schematic :-) … now on to the steek!

10-14-16 - finished the body and put it on waste yarn. I bought another skein of the main color - have 16 g left and that doesn’t seem like enough for 3” of ribbing along the edge.

10-11-16 - finished the 6th colorwork section (and almost to the 7th) - 4th ball of MC is getting smaller!!

10-9-16 - finished the 5th colorwork section.

10-6-16 - finished the 3rd colorwork section. it’s slow, but I’m really enjoying it.

10-2-16 - started the 2nd colorwork section and time to add the 2nd skein of the main color. (slow) progress??!

9-8-16 - through the first plain stockinette Section… on to the colorwork.

9-6-16 - swatched. not going to get gauge…so I’m adjusting the pattern to get the finished piece the right size. took out 12 stitches and 12 rows.

a note about the yarn - I weighed the 6th skein of the MC before joining it and it it weighed just 42 grams. I used 9 grams of it. seems like if my skeins had all weighed 50 g, I might’ve had plenty with just 5 skeins.

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by Brooklyn Tweed
100% Targhee-Columbia
275 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: August 5, 2016
  • Project created: September 10, 2016
  • Finished: October 17, 2016
  • Updated: October 21, 2016
  • Progress updates: 7 updates