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Of mice and mushrooms
Cleckheaton Classic Handknits in 5, 8 and 12 plys
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Women's M
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US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Bella Baby Bashful 4ply
10 skeins = 3450.0 yards (3154.7 meters), 1000 grams
Spotlight in Victoria

From a January 2012 blogpost about this long term UFO:

I have this favourite dull golden khaki cardigan I bought a few years ago - a commercial one not a hand-knit. However, It is the most comfortable thing to wear and I love the swing and shape of it. Its one problem is that it has three quarter length sleeves limiting the times of year I can wear it. Then I found this cute 5ply baby yarn on sale in Summer at Spotlight. I bought what I thought was enough yarn to knit a long sleeved cardigan but didn’t factor in the fact that it has a swirly lower edge strip and a wide collar.

Here’s how far I have got, upper fronts, upper back and two sleeves done. But I only have 2 and a bit balls left of the yarn. And that’s not going to be enough for the original plan.

So I pondered a Plan B. I have some really disgusting brown coloured 5ply which appears to be nearly as old as I am in my stash so I’ll knit the lower part in stripes. The brown tones nicely with the darkest part of the variegated yarn I was using. Then I should have enough to do the front edgings and collar in the original yarn. However, the brown yarn is too thin for this to work properly. So need a Plan C.

(And I’m stuck….) I did try a Ravelry search on stashed yarn of this type but didn’t find anyone with the dyelot I needed who is willing to sell.

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by Bella Baby
Acrylic, Rayon
345 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: December 31, 2014
  • Updated: December 31, 2014