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Project info
Ubernatural by Stefanie Japel
Nina K.
Needle and yarn
US 15 - 10.0 mm
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Solids
2 skeins = 212.0 yards (193.9 meters), 340 grams

See below for mods/errata…

I knit Ubernaturals whenever I become frustrated with a difficult or time-consuming project. Seriously, this pattern knits up in less than a week and is about as instantly gratifying as they come. Complex lace patterns making you doubt your prowess as a knitter? Take an Ubernatural break. Give one to a non-knitting friend and bask in their awe and appreciation.

This particular Uber was a gift for my friend, Nina, and was knit using a few stray skeins of Thick & Quick from the stash. A few notes on using this yarn: The gauge on the recommended needles is smaller, so I’d knit at least a size up, if not two. I generally prefer to reduce the waist shaping to one or two decreases, as the lower half tends to get tight. I’ve also extended the amount of stockinette and decreased the ribbing at the hem of the sweater as a personal preference. The cardigan pictured was knit using the size 15 needles only; I did not switch to a smaller size, as called for in the pattern. (If you do decide to go down a needle size, I’d recommend size 13’s over size 11’s, lest things get kind of tight.)

Specific Mods/Errata (borrowing from Le Sophie on Craftster):

  • Cast on in counts of 44 (54, 64, 74).

  • Buttonholes knit as “k2 yo k2tog” (versus “k3 yo k2tog”) in order to maintain stitch count.

  • Row 2: Adjusted stitch count. A knit stitch needs to be worked between the two yarn-overs, i.e. “yo, pass marker, k1, yo”. Full row: “K2, yo, K2tog, knit 3 (5, 7, 9) yo, pm, k1, yo, knit 4 (6, 8, 10) yo, pm, k1, yo, knit 18 (20, 22, 24) yo pm k1 yo, knit 4 (6, 8, 10) yo, pm, k1, yo, knit 7 (9, 11, 13).”

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About this yarn
Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Solids
by Lion Brand
Super Bulky
80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
106 yards / 170 grams
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  • Project created: September 20, 2007
  • Finished: September 20, 2007
  • Updated: September 18, 2012