Glitter Bomb
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March 18, 2020
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Glitter Bomb

Project info
Ease by Alicia Plummer
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
Malabrigo Yarn Rios
none left in stash
Warm 'n Fuzzy in Cary, North Carolina
March 18, 2020

3/18/2020 – Swatch started on US 10.

3/19/2020 – Swatch finished, soaked, and hung to dry with clothespins to account for superwash growth.

3/20/2020 – Swatch dry. Row gauge is spot on at 24 rows, but stitch gauge is off at 19 stitches. Have to wait to buy new, larger needles.

3/21/2020 – Swatch knitted on US 10.5, washed, and hung to dry with clothespins.

3/22/2020 – Swatch dry. Gauge is 16 stitches and 23 rows. Ugh.

3/27/2020 – Swatch knitted on US 9, because why not? If I have to rewrite the whole thing, might as well get a fabric I really love.

3/28/2020 – Third swatch washed and dried. Gauge is 19 stitches and 27 rows. 19 sts—LOL wut?

3/29/2020 – After thinking about that first swatch, I realized that pulling down the rows so much with clothespins might have drawn in the stitches. I’m willing to gamble that I can block the stitch gauge to the right amount, and if I end up with a little less ease, that should be fine by me. Cast on with US 10.

4/3/2020 – Divides for sleeves.

4/24/2020 – After doing the math to shorten the body, recalculating the rate of decreases for the waist, and knitting through about half of the ribbing, I tried it on and HATED it. It was slimmer in the bust and waist than I expected but not actually fitted, making me look thicker and straighter through the trunk than I am. It also managed to cling to my lower belly and give the appearance of a paunch? Ugh. Meanwhile, the back was baggy and shapeless.

Maybe blocking would of have helped, but I didn’t want to chance it. Into the frog pond it goes, while I go back back to my original idea of an oversized drop-shoulder tunic instead of a hoodie-sweater.

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March 18, 2020
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by Malabrigo Yarn
100% Merino
210 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: March 18, 2020
  • Updated: April 24, 2020