Diane
Finished
June 19, 2020
July 30, 2020

Diane

Project info
Diane by Berroco Design Team
Knitting
TopsTee
Me
36"
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Knit Picks Lindy Chain
486 yards in stash
4.3 skeins = 774.0 yards (707.7 meters), 215 grams
Orange
Knit Picks
September 6, 2017
Notes

Basic sweater knitted in the smallest size.

———————Mods—————————
* I’m using size 3.5mm throughout instead 3.25/3.75.

  • I’m using a provisional cast on for the body stitches so I can finish the sides with kitcheners instead stitch instead of a seam

  • Even though I’m knitting the smallest size, I cast on 71 sts on each side for the body

  • knitting the body for 5’’ before separating front and back instead of 4’’ as I don’t li.ke collars to be too large

———————Progress—————————
2020-06-25
Just separated the front and back. I’m about a quarter of the way into my 2nd ball of yarn

2020-06-30
Finished the back, moving onto the front. Onto my third ball on yarn now.

2020-07-02
Finished the front, joined front and back for the side and sleeve.

2020-07-25
I finished the sleeve and seamed one of the sides. I used kitcheners stitch for all the live stitches I had on prov cast-on and waste yarn, then seamed the underarm using mattress stitch. Looks absolutely flawless!

2020-07-27
I picked up stitches for the lower band, went for 242 sts instead of the 280 recommended. 242 sounds like way too many…

2020-07-28
Well I finished the band, and it’s still damn loose and shapeless. And even though I added stitches to the body, it still looks like a cropped top. I’m gonna quickly finish the neck band and send this one off to the washer and drier, see how it reacts. I’m fine with a cropped top (though that really wasn’t what I was shooting for) but I just want something with more natural shape… right now there’s not much going on. We’ll see.

2020-07-30
Since I have the bottom band experience and there’s nothing I hate more than a loose shapeless collar, I decided to pick up only 90 sts (instead of 170) for the neckband. It looks pretty good, we’ll see once it’s washed.

2020-08-01
Sweater is washed. It’s not bad at all, although it’s definitely a cropped top. I checked my gauge, and I’m actually not that far from the pattern gauge - I fall at 25 sts and 36 rows per 4” square. What I did not notice though was that the pattern DOES indicate that the sweater in size 36” is said to be 20 1/2” long (Mine currently falls at 19”)… Which is definitely cropped for me. Guess I should have read through the pattern more carefully!

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Finished
June 19, 2020
July 30, 2020
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Fingering
70% Linen / Flax, 30% Cotton
180 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: June 20, 2020
  • Finished: August 2, 2020
  • Updated: August 3, 2020
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