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Julia
Finished
October 28, 2012
February 11, 2013
Project info
Julia
Julia by Faina Letoutchaia
Knitting
Me
36"
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1,691 yards
Misty Mountain Farm Prime Alpaca
885 yards in stash
1.67 skeins = 1110.6 yards (1015.5 meters), 377 grams
Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival
madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
26 yards in stash
1.32 skeins = 580.8 yards (531.1 meters), 132 grams
Blue
Nina Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
July 24, 2011
Notes

Isn’t she beautiful? =D

A test knit for Faina (a.k.a. 2PlyProductions)!

16Feb2013: This took some major reworking to fit my upper body. Yes, I knit the entire torso twice. I avoided the V-neck steek the second time around so that I could really fit it well. This means I had to strand on the purl side for quite a bit, and this does change your gauge. Unless you’re a knitting machine, which I am not.

The V-neck should be much lower, but I had to shorte, the number of torso rows by quite a bit, a I didn’t want to ruin the gorgeous motif.

I spent close to 150 hours working on this, I am sure. We are working on the pattern to improve the fit, so don’t worry about that.

Even with my major changes in the charts, I still had to sew the inside of the shoulder/sleeve to avoid extra fabric. I tucked it inside, so it makes a bit of a shoulder pad.

I made double-long cuffs, which I keep folded for warmth. One of the pictures shows them unfolded. I am considering making a thumb hole!

10Nov2012: This is beautiful and I am excited to be working on it. And I am busting through 5 year old Rhinebeck stash, woohoo!

I am doing some major Frankesteining for the sleeves, as they are too short and too wide for me.

  1. Provisional cast-on in the solid MC rows above the cuff.
  2. Increase every 6 rows (less often).
  3. Add an entire 2 snowflake repeat.
  4. End at 32” size width.
  5. Go back to 36” length armscye.

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  • Project created: November 10, 2012
  • Finished: February 16, 2013
  • Updated: November 17, 2019