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Year 1 Sweater
Finished
January 12 2018
April 30 2018
Project info
Year 1 Sweater
Pacific Coast by Gabrielle Danskknit
Knitting
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
379 yards = 2.17 skeins
Big Bad Wool pea weepaca
68 yards in stash
0.61 skeins = 106.8 yards (97.6 meters), 30 grams
Gray
In The Making in Birmingham, Alabama
September 27, 2016
Big Bad Wool pea weepaca
70 yards in stash
0.6 skeins = 105.0 yards (96.0 meters), 30 grams
Green
In The Making in Birmingham, Alabama
September 27, 2016
Big Bad Wool pea weepaca
357 yards in stash
0.96 skeins = 168.0 yards (153.6 meters), 48 grams
In The Making in Birmingham, Alabama
January 23, 2018
Notes

Jan 12, 2018: Started swatching. Took 3 swatches to find the right combo of needles and fabric.
Jan 28, 2018: Cast on.
April 30, 2018: Knitting the sweater didn’t actually take too long. I just took a lot of breaks between doing the many steps.

  • Using Plum as the MC for the ribbing and 2 row stripes.
  • Started with the long-tail cast on and began the ribbing on row 2 to account for the row created by the cast on.
  • Knit the body and sleeves about .5” shorter than listed in the pattern because it seemed really long. Plus, I wanted to end the body on the same color I started with.
  • Used 8 .5” buttons (the size needed isn’t listed in the pattern so I had to guess on a size.)
  • Carried all the colors down the sleeves and button band instead of cutting and weaving in at each stripe. I usually remembered to twist the extra strands as I worked. Doesn’t add a lot of bulk to the sleeves and should hopefully not snag on little fingers.
  • Tried a couple of different options for closing the gaps at the under arm join. Not particularly fond of either. Still on the hunt for a better method.
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April 30 2018
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About this yarn
by Big Bad Wool
Fingering
50% Merino, 50% Alpaca
175 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: January 28, 2018
  • Updated: April 30, 2018
  • Progress updates: 3 updates