Rusty Tuku
April 28, 2019
September 8, 2019

Rusty Tuku

Project info
Rusty Tuku by Susanne Sommer
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Garnstudio DROPS Flora
2070 yards in stash
Garnstudio DROPS Flora
none left in stash
1 skein = 230.0 yards (210.3 meters), 50 grams
Garnstudio DROPS Nord
530 yards in stash
1 skein = 186.0 yards (170.1 meters), 50 grams

Wanted a new sweater project using stash yarn for my holiday knitting, so this will be it.

April 30, 2019

Decided that the contrast between the grey and the light blue is not strong enough so switched to dark blue.

May 1, 2019

Finished shoulders Starter back.

May 8, 2019

Decided to not do the split hem but add a striped garter stitch section as the lower edge as well, to match the shoulders.

May 12, 2019

Well, I might have started a little early with the garter stitch part… I want to finish it up with the darkest colour, but have to re-order yarn for that as I only had 1 ball of the navy Nord yarn. Will work on my Striped Shirt while I wait for my new yarn to arrive.

May 17, 2019

The missing marine blue ball arrived, yeah! So I can go on and finish the body soon.

May 17, 2019

So I measured the body after my blue yarn arrived - I am at 50 cm, which means I will have to add 10 garter ridges to reach my desired lenght of 55 cm.

Will work in rows and sew the slit from now on.

May 18, 2019

Finished the body during Karlsruher Samstagsstrick today (10 garter ridges of plain marine blue), now I think it will go into summer break.

September 6, 2019

Restarted knitting after summer, just the sleeves left!

Picked up 65 stitches for the sleeves, will not do decreases at all as this is a bit on the tight side already - but will work. Will need to pick up 1 stitch from every row to get to 65 stitches (had to fiddle some additional stitches into it for the first sleeve as I only picked up 3 stitches every 4 rows).

September 8, 2019

Finished knitting. Did striped garter stitch cuffs for the sleeves which I knit open and then seamed (no garter in the round for me…)

I did three garter ridges in light blue on the neckline and bound of with a “normal” bind off in the back and with a single crochet bind off at the sides and at the front.

Sleeves are on the tight side, hope I will be able to block them a bit wider.

September 15, 2019

Took in-wear photos. I am not 100%, I did not do such a neat job when picking up stitches from the purl side, so the pick up lines look kind of messy.

In addition, the sleeves are definitely tighter than I like them, so I would probably knit them a bit wider next time.

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About this pattern
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Domic's adjectives for this pattern
  1. stripey
  2. contrasting shoulders
  3. Garter stitch
About this yarn
by Garnstudio
65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
230 yards / 50 grams

19787 projects

stashed 12914 times

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Domic's adjectives for this yarn
  1. halo
  2. fluffy
  3. warm
About this yarn
by Garnstudio
45% Alpaca, 30% Nylon, 25% Wool
186 yards / 50 grams

19189 projects

stashed 12372 times

Domic's star rating
Domic's adjectives for this yarn
  1. warm
  2. sturdy
  3. electrified
  • Originally queued: March 20, 2019
  • Project created: April 28, 2019
  • Updated: September 15, 2019
  • Progress updates: 3 updates