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February Fitted Pullover
February Fitted Pullover by Amy Herzog
Knitting
33"
Needle and yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Spud & Chloƫ Sweater
1600 yards in stash
8313
Orange
Notes

I started with size 7 needles, transitioned to size 6, and then to size 5 before the start of the waist decreases. I used size 5 for the remainder of the sweater.

I started the waist increase 4” after the waist decrease, though in retrospect, I wish I had waited another inch or two.

I continued to knit the sweater in 1 piece up until the armhole bindoffs. In order to do this, though, it meant having to do some of the lace patterning on the wrong-side rows for a little bit.

I left 9 stitches for the neck straps so that there’d be a complete lace panel plus an extra edge stitch on each side for seaming/picking up stitches. I picked up stitches for the neck edging and then knit it in the round.

I started the sleeves with size 5 needles; switched to size 6 after 8 lace repeats; and switched to size 7 after 6 additional repeats. For this size, I didn’t see any advantage to decreasing the sleeve cap asymmetrically to get an odd number of stitches, so I didn’t do the extra decrease.

The yarn is a pretty cotton-wool blend. It feels more like cotton while knitting but blocks beautifully and softens up. This particular color did release dye during washing, so watch for that.

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Finished
September 11 2011
October 28 2011
 
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Sweater
by Spud & Chloƫ
Worsted / 10 ply
55% Wool, 45% Cotton
160 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: November 4, 2009
  • Project created: September 12, 2011
  • Updated: November 2, 2011