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Orange Crush
Finished
May 3 2018
September 29 2018
Project info
Orange Crush
Rheinlust by Melanie Berg
Knitting
Jess
100” wingspan, 26” at highest point
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
The Woolen Rabbit Airy
8 yards in stash
1.98 skeins = 831.6 yards (760.4 meters), 198 grams
Orange
Squam Art Fair, NH
June 7, 2014
Notes

Started this pattern on the plane on my way to Japan, but man I really didn’t think this one through! The pattern is challenging, and definitely not the best for mindless plane knitting!

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The color is amazingly vibrant, but working with singles isn’t great when working a pattern you’re not used to - it tends to break if you need to frog and it splits while knitting. But I’m very pleased with the light, airy fabric it creates!

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2018-08-28
Finally at the halfway mark, and FINALLY don’t need the chart anymore! God, I don’t know why but this pattern has had me confused for the longest time. I’ve never had so much trouble with a lace pattern before.

2018-09-02
6 repeats, 102g left.

2018-09-03
7 repeats, 85g left.

2018-09-11
8 repeats, 64g left. I’ll stop there and start the decrease section. Something went a bit wrong though, I should be at 205 sts but I think I’ve been forgetting the kfbf at the end of the 22nd row, so I’m 8 sts short at 197 instead. Oops. Instead of frogging I’ll just work a kfbf on a few rows of chart C to catch up on the stitch count (rows 2,6,10,14&18 then rows 2,6&10 again).

2018-09-21
1st repeat of chart C, 46g left, 166 stitch count (still 3 sts down, but it’s getting there smile )

2018-09-23
2nd repeat of chart C, 30g left, 133 sts. I’m back on track grin

2018-09-29
Done, washed and on the blocking mat! Used all but 2g of the yarn. Man, even being 1 main body repeat short, this thing’s got an amazing wingspan!

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by The Woolen Rabbit
Fingering
100% Merino
420 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: March 28, 2016
  • Project created: May 3, 2018
  • Finished: September 30, 2018
  • Updated: October 5, 2018
  • Progress updates: 9 updates