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Storybook Sweater
Phoebe's Sweater by Joanna Johnson
Knitting
4
Needle and yarn
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
Berroco Vintage™ Chunky
5 skeins = 650.0 yards (594.4 meters), 500 grams
001
Purple
Notes

I started out knitting the size 2 because I wanted to get a 25” chest. My gauge was spot-on for the stockinette section. When I got to the bodice, I did in fact end up with a 25” chest…but that didn’t account for overlapping the front edges to button it. With the overlap, the size ended up being smaller than what I wanted, so I reknit it in a size 4. I added a couple of inches of extra height to the hood.

The buttons are not what I would have chosen for myself, but then again, it’s not my sweater :-) My daughter wanted “pink, sparkly buttons,” so that’s what she got!

The yarn is very pretty, soft, comfortable, and economical, but I had one skein that had several sections in which one of the plies was frayed.

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Finished
November 17 2010
January 5 2011
 
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About this yarn
Vintage™ Chunky
by Berroco
Bulky / 12 ply
50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon
130 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: November 21, 2010
  • Finished: January 5, 2011
  • Updated: January 7, 2011