Abstract Composition
August 15, 2021
September 4, 2021

Abstract Composition

Project info
#02 Abstract Composition by Mari Lynn Patrick
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
918 yards = 1.5 skeins
Red Heart Comfort Solids
857 yards in stash
0.6 skeins = 367.2 yards (335.8 meters), 204 grams
Marden's Discount in Portland, Maine
Red Heart Comfort Solids
673 yards in stash
0.9 skeins = 550.8 yards (503.7 meters), 306 grams

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Pattern clarifications/errata:

Shift Row 2 of body and sleeve pieces: I prefer the look of using p2tog instead of ssp on the back and ssp instead of p2tog on the front. If you follow the instructions as is, the slope line will be broken in the middle by an opposite-leaning decrease. The same would therefore be true for the sleeve: ssp first, then p2tog.

Back, Neck and shoulder shaping: Don’t cut your yarn before you join a 2nd ball. It’s not quite clear that you don’t need to cut, so I wanted to save you a couple of ends to weave.

Front neck: The front neck has way more bind off rows than the back and yet it starts at the same time as the back. This makes the front shoulder sides higher than the back neck. To fix this, I started the neck bind-off four rows earlier into the short row shoulder shaping.

Shoulder bind-off: I recommend that you do it with the front facing you on both shoulders. This means that you will have to cut the right shoulder yarn that gets left on the wrong side and reattach it the right side for the bind-off. Yes, it’s two more ends to weave, but the front and backside of 3-needle bind off does NOT look the same.

Right Sleeve: the Row 1 after Dec Row 3 says it is the (RS) but the next row is actually a WS. Either knit a purl row before starting the ribbing or start the ribbing on the WS.

Left Sleeve, Short Row 3: the first time you won’t need to p to marker because you’ll already be at the marker.

Interesting sleeve construction where you actually increase in the sleeve hole before the shoulder short rows. Makes a curvaceous armscye.

Also, the end of the color blocking is neat, making the square have curved corners.

All in all, a surprising pattern that is fun to do!

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100% Acrylic
867 yards / 454 grams

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  • Project created: August 18, 2021
  • Updated: September 4, 2021
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