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I Don't Wear Purple

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January 2 2016
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Project info
I Don't Wear Purple
Beatnik by Norah Gaughan
32" (for a 34-36" bust)
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
Ístex Léttlopi
985 yards in stash
1 skein = 109.4 yards (100.0 meters), 50 grams
December 22, 2015

…but then I saw this photo of a lavender sweater paired with a black-and-white polka-dotted skirt and thought it looked chic as hell, so here I am. Embracing the purple. (But I still draw the line at pink.)

I am a notoriously terrible seamstress and am knitting a seamless version using the bottom-up instructions found here and the picked-up sleeve instructions found here. (Oh, and since this paragraph is hyperlink-happy, worth mentioning that an improved cable chart can be found here.) Thanks to all sources for their detailed notes!

The yarn is the wooliest wool I’ve ever had the pleasure of knitting. Mad scratchy on the skein, but is rumored to soften when blocked/worn.

Note that the time-to-complete includes several long breaks; I set it aside in January 2016, picked it back up in February 2017 - and set it aside again that March.

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  • Originally queued: October 24, 2010
  • Project created: December 30, 2015
  • Updated: June 27, 2017
  • Progress updates: 6 updates