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Garnet Brookline

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June 6 2013
July 6 2013
Project info
Garnet Brookline
Brookline by Elizabeth McCarten
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
The Fibre Co. Road to China Light
none left in stash
7.72 skeins = 1227.5 yards (1122.4 meters), 386 grams
WEBS - America's Yarn Store in Northampton, Massachusetts
April 2013

Photo color is a bit too pink…Skein photo is closer.

Completed with two skeins less than pattern called for.

Wanted to make this in ruby. Each time I looked at the yarn in my stash, it seemed too purple. Thought it might be a trick of the light. But it wasn’t. I checked my order…it says I ordered garnet, so I’ve got garnet… I have no idea how that happened. I wondered why the email said it was on backorder when the website said ruby was in stock. Somehow I had ordered garnet instead…

Love how it came out anyway. No modifications needed. But I did continue the increases for the full length of the gores instead of ending them two pattern repeats before.

Note on the yarn: love the yarn, but this color, garnet, lost a lot of color in the wash. Now looks like faded purple denim.


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by The Fibre Co.
65% Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere goat
159 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: April 23, 2012
  • Project created: June 3, 2013
  • Finished: July 13, 2013
  • Updated: December 9, 2017
  • Progress updates: 5 updates