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♥ t w e n t y
Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood
Knitting
our anniversary
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
The Sanguine Gryphon Sappho I
1 skein = 850.0 yards (777.2 meters), 85 grams
August 2013
Notes

the wedding photos are a testament to the laughter that abounds in our relationship ~ after 20 years it still hasn’t stopped :)

pattern gifted to me by benzngems ~ thanks, Mimi :))))

yarn was a destash purchase from jeffinambler (thanks, Jeff!) ~ the color of our wedding flowers (salmon/pink/orange)…July 23rd is our 20th anniversary ~ hoping to have this done in time to wear it on that special day

this will be a grand experiment ~ not sure how a Guernsey is going to translate to lace weight yarn…I’ll let you know

Project Notes:

  • shooting for something similar in size to this project so doing the math and figuring out how to adjust cast on # and # of rows to make my yarn work with this pattern (my advent shawl had a cast on of 87st and a total of 771 rows :: I have 100 less yds to work with for this shawl but the advent measured 83” long after blocking which is really long for my 5’2” height so I can probably figure closer to 700 rows to adjust for shorter length as well as lesser yardage)
  • after much deliberation & trying to keep the ratio of chart A/chart B/chart C as similar as possible to the original design here’s what I think I’m doing:

TOTAL OF 684 ROWS
:: long tail cast on + 5 rows of garter (6 rows total)
:: Chart A - row 1-78 x3 then row 1-58 x1 (292 rows)
:: Chart B - row 1-24 x1 (24 rows)
:: Chart C - row 1-8 x1 (8 rows)
:: Chart B - row 1-24 x1 (24 rows)
:: Chart C - row 1-8 x1 (8 rows)
:: Chart B - row 1-24 x1 (24 rows)
:: Chart C - row 21-78 x1 then row 1-78 x3 (292 rows)
:: 6 rows of garter (6 rows)
:: loose bind off

TOTAL OF 88 STITCHES CAST ON
:: increasing “garter frame” to 6 stitches each side (an extra 6 stitches)
:: doing 12 stitch repeat 6x instead of 4x each row (an extra 24 stitches)
:: pattern cast on is 58 so 58+6+24=88 stitches

  • so far so good ~ on row 29 of 684 rows (about 4.2%) & measures unblocked about 12” wide and 2.5” long ~ should measure close to 60” long when done ~ the stitch definition is really good right now so if my finished size is 12 x 60” I should be able to block it bigger both ways and still be able to see the stitch pattern really well (fingers crossed!)

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by The Sanguine Gryphon
Lace
100% Merino
850 yards / 85 grams
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  • Originally queued: October 7, 2013
  • Project created: April 26, 2014
  • Updated: November 22, 2016
  • Progress updates: 2 updates