June 19, 2020
July 30, 2020


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

Basic sweater knitted in the smallest size.

* 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

Just separated the front and back. I’m about a quarter of the way into my 2nd ball of yarn

Finished the back, moving onto the front. Onto my third ball on yarn now.

Finished the front, joined front and back for the side and sleeve.

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!

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

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.

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.

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