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Rainbow Undercurrent
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April 6 2013
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Rainbow Undercurrent
Undercurrent by Lisa Kay
Knitting
me
3X
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2,200 yards = 20 skeins
Noro Silk Garden(シルクガーデン)
10 skeins = 1100.0 yards (1005.8 meters), 500 grams
87
Noro Silk Garden(シルクガーデン)
10 skeins = 1100.0 yards (1005.8 meters), 500 grams
269
Natural/Undyed
Notes

For the larger woman, look at knittingatlarge’s wonderful Under Toad.

Work Updates

April 6, 2013

Experimenting mixing 87 with 358. The bright reds and blues mixed with the grays look good in a swatch. Size 9 needle knit in the round

April 7, 2013

start “Siamese” sleeves with crochet provisional cast-on and discover that the bluish grays look terrible with many of the rest of the rainbow colors.

April 8, 2013

let’s try alternating stripes of rainbow with a different skein of the rainbow. No dulling of the colors but I think my friends were being kind when they said it was a bit bright.

April 12, 2013

Inspired by NanaKknit’s Resistance, I made a swatch using 87 and 269 (cream and light brown), trying rainbow stripes of two and four rows. This swatch knit back and forth with a size 8 needle.

April 20, 2013

(not yet edited for others)
93 st so far on sleeve
Original cuff length is 5.2 inches or less, so sleeve stockinette is 12.8 inches or longer

Original pattern measurements

Sleeve ribbing length: 5 in
Sleeve main: 13 in
Sleeve cap: 7 in

Back width at arm hole: 109 st, 27.25 in
Upper back: 77 sts, 19.25 in across.

(My purple jacket has about 6.5 inches sleeve cap, 18 inches at top back, 25.5 at top bottom)

Original pattern math

Sleeve ribbing: 33 rows * 4in/26 rows = 5.08 in
Sleeve length: 18 in - 5 in ribbing = 13 in
Sleeve cap is 2+2+2+10+4+4+2+10+1+4+4+1=46
46 st * 4st/26in = 7.08 inches high

Back at arm hole is 109 sts across, 27.25 in across.
109st * 4 in/16 st = 27.25 in but the pattern diagram says 26.75 inches at the bottom but you’ll lose two sts to seaming. No big deal.

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by Noro
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45% Silk, 45% Mohair, 10% Wool
109 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: April 6, 2013
  • Project created: April 12, 2013
  • In progress: April 12, 2013
  • Updated: April 21, 2013