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January 8 2012
January 15 2012
Project info
Driven by Veera Välimäki
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
871 yards = 4.25 skeins
Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran Weight
none left in stash
4.25 skeins = 871.3 yards (796.7 meters), 488 grams
The Purple Purl in Toronto, Ontario
November 2011

Blocked Gauge = 17.5 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm

2013 - I love this design & the yarn but not together. 16sts/4” is far too loose a gauge for this superwash yarn. Will re-knit this design using a heavier weight non-superwash yarn in the future.

2012.01.08 - I couldn’t hold off knitting this any longer - I really think that it will be a perfect layering piece.
My gauge is off but I’m not really that concerned - I’ll try it on as I go and make adjustments as necessary. I wanted a ‘dense’ (=very warm) cardigan so I opted to stick with 5 mm needles rather then going up a size. Plus sometimes I find that superwash yarns become very ‘relaxed’ over time & and I don’t want the piece to grow too much.

As an aside - Tanis Green Label is so lovely - the colour (or in this case hint of colour) are stunning and the quality of the yarn is fantastic. It is a joy to work with.

2012.01.15 - Done - I can’t believe how quickly this knit up!
I’m very pleased with the finished product - both the style and the fit of the piece are exactly what I had envisioned.
I followed the pattern exactly as written. The only slight ‘difficultly’ that I ran into was picking up sts along the collar. I couldn’t make sense of the instructions as written so I just picked up as I normally would.

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by Tanis Fiber Arts
100% Merino
205 yards / 115 grams
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  • Project created: January 9, 2012
  • Updated: September 21, 2014
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