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Puddle Duck
Puddle Duck by Melissa Schaschwary
Knitting
Angélique
6 years
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
520 yards
Quince & Co. Lark
1.2 skeins = 160.8 yards (147.0 meters), 60 grams
Quince and Co.
madelinetosh Tosh Vintage
1.8 skeins = 360.0 yards (329.2 meters)
Eat.Sleep.Knit in Dallas, Georgia
Notes

I would give this little girl’s pullover five stars for cuteness! I had to honour the charming name of Puddle Duck with a buttery yellow and creamy white colour combination. I loved knitting this pattern! Worsted quick knitting satisfaction and a really delightful result. I felt as though I was eating a big bowl of creamy rice pudding. Angélique absolutely adores her Puddle Duck - with pockets - and I think it’s fair to say we won’t every lose sight of her with that YELLOW!

I never swatch and usually I’m fortunate. This time I had to frog after a few hours of knitting as I realised that with the suggested needles Angélique’s pullover would end up a little small. So, I went up a size and was rewarded with the right gauge. I added a inch or so to the body length and to the mid-length sleeves.

I also used Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Sewn Bind Off, as suggested in the pattern, which resulted in a very stretchy bind off. I found it a little tricky whilst binding off the lower body to get a regular tension with this method but I was glad to try it out. I think a regular bind off would have given a good result since the bottom of the body is fairly wide.

Yarnwise, I love, love, love Tosh Vintage; it is both robust and hearty. I must confess I am not quite as enthusiastic about Quince & Co.’s Lark which seems a little lightweight in comparison. But that is just my opinion.

The pictures were taken at the Château of Azay Le Rideau in the Loire Valley.

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Finished
October 26 2014
November 8 2014
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by madelinetosh
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100% Merino
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  • Project created: November 9, 2014
  • Updated: November 9, 2014