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June 10 2012
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~ m i r t h ~
Insouciant by Julie Hoover
somewhere between smallest & next size up
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
madelinetosh tosh lace
2 skeins = 1900.0 yards (1737.4 meters), 228 grams
WEBS - America's Yarn Store in Northampton, Massachusetts
September 17, 2010

~ a madelinetosh sweater!! finally :)

I love my husband ~ he never fails to make me laugh :)

I’m between the 1st and 2nd size so making 2nd size with recommended needle size ~ my gauge is always slightly smaller than listed so I’m hoping to end up with something closer to a 34” chest

project hints:

  • I did wind my 2 hanks separately and then wound them together so there’s just one big cake to work from

  • I did the lifted loop increases as noted (a first for me)vs. my usual lifted bar increases and they look sooo much nicer!

  • blocking first really helped with the seaming ~ and that’s one perk to making a seamed garment v. a top down/bottom up…the seams are perfect places to hide all those ends!!

  • had a little trouble getting a really neat neckline join ~ the lace weight on large needles made it really hard to get it as perfect as I’d have liked but it looks pretty good

  • did a regular bind-off on one size larger needle (US9) since the edge curls in and you don’t even see it

  • starting weight of doubled skein of tosh lace was about 210g

  • sweater weight is 180.5g (28.5g leftover)

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  • Originally queued: May 31, 2012
  • Project created: June 10, 2012
  • Finished: August 9, 2013
  • Updated: July 19, 2014
  • Progress updates: 18 updates