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Hollywell Cardigan
Hollywell Cardigan by Megan Goodacre
Knitting
XS
Needle and yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1,362 yards
Knit Picks Andean Treasure
2.8 skeins = 308.0 yards (281.6 meters), 140 grams
27868
Gray
Knit Picks
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport
6.5 skeins = 890.5 yards (814.3 meters), 325 grams
27860
Blue
Knit Picks
January 1, 2013
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport
1.2 skeins = 164.4 yards (150.3 meters), 60 grams
26485
Gray
Knit Picks
January 1, 2013
Notes
  • tubular cast-on for 2x2 rib on bottom of sweater: http://pennylane.blogspot.com/2009/09/tubular-cast-on-and...

  • traveling jogless stripes in the round for the sleeves (so that the stripes don’t get all jagged where the new rounds start): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoZnPXYFijo http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2011/03/jogless-stripes-...

  • increased arms only 6 times (instead of 9 times); to compensate for the skinnier sleeves, when working the yoke, I started with 3 body raglan decreases and then did the rest of the 15 raglan decreases (to reach the total of 18 required decreases)

  • used size 2 needles for all the ribbing (did not use smaller needle at all)

  • did not maintain selvedge edge as recommended; knitting stockinette makes it easier for me to pick up stitches (for the ribbing on the opening)

  • joined top of hood with kitchener stitch to create an invisible grafting (the suggested three-needle bind-off creates a ridge that I don’t like)

  • did not include a buttonhole role

  • contemplated using a tubular cast-off, but thought the traditional cast-off looked neater

  • love the set-in pockets; that’s my favorite part of this sweater

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Finished
July 3 2013
November 27 2013
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Andean Treasure
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Sport / 5 ply
100% Alpaca
110 yards / 50 grams
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Wool of the Andes Sport
by Knit Picks
Sport / 5 ply
100% Wool
137 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: June 29, 2013
  • Updated: March 23, 2014