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Tweedy Tea Leaves
Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre
Knitting
mom
S
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL
8 skeins = 832.0 yards (760.8 meters), 400 grams
50
Gray
Charlotte's Web in Exeter, New Hampshire
February 24, 2014
Notes

Swatched with the yarn I wanted to use and then modified the pattern to fit the gauge I was knitting (rather than other way around)… cast on 76 stitches.

3/17/14
Found THE perfect buttons at Portsmouth Fabric Co today. Can’t wait to sew them on and photograph the sweater. Turn out this only took 8 balls of Wayne and not 10, so I have a couple for my stash.

I love the look of the sweater. The hand of the yarn reminds me of cotton. It isn’t soft or stretchy. Must be the silk in it. I hope it will soften with wear and gentle washing. The sleeves are narrow - tight to pull on - but my mother is smaller than me and it should fit her nicely.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the contrast peek-a-boo pockets. Now I need to make myself one of these sweater. My husband thinks this is my best looking sweater yet. Pockets were made approx 4 inches wide and a bit deeper than that.

I knit the body 9 inches from underarms and then placed on scrap yarn 4 inches of stitches on either side. The next row, I cast on the same number of stitches and continued knitting until the end. I like the roll that gives the pockets at the top… however, if I hadn’t wanted the roll, I would have done a garter stitch for 4 rows of the pocket stitches before starting in again on stockinette I then went back with the contrasting yarn and did stockinette stitches for the inside of the pockets, picking up a stitch every 2 rows from the inside of the sweater to attach the pocket as I went. When casting off the pockets, I then left a long tail to use to sew the bottoms of the pockets to the body of the sweater.

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February 27 2014
March 15 2014
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by Elsebeth Lavold
Aran
80% Wool, 20% Silk
104 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: February 24, 2014
  • Project created: February 28, 2014
  • Finished: March 15, 2014
  • Updated: May 21, 2014
  • Progress updates: 3 updates