Hoodie in June
May 25, 2010
December 5, 2010

Hoodie in June

Project info
Austin Hoodie by Connie Chang Chinchio
43 1/4 inch
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
madelinetosh Tosh DK
none left in stash
6.25 skeins = 1406.3 yards (1285.9 meters)
Madeline Tosh

The yarn I chose is a bit thicker than the Tosh Merino Light used in the pattern. After 3 gauge swatch attempts I settled for the 4mm. Wish me luck!

25 May 10: Provisional crochet cast on with 250 sts while watching Stargate Universe…fun! The proper knitting will commence tomorrow.

31 May 2010: Knitted up to 4inches and will start decreasing soon.

30 Jun 10: I can’t believe the decrease rows took me a month! Just picked this up a week ago and knitted on the drive to the office. Done with decreases now and will do the straight rows to 9inches. Still on the second skein. It’s getting more interesting now that there’s some length to it.

15 Jul 10: Picked it up again after a while and completed the 9inches so now working on the increase rows.

26 Jul 10: Done 4 rows of the woven band so far. It’s been slow but with the heavier yarn I used it meant that at the very end of the increase rows I reached the 14.5 inch mark and didn’t have to do extra stockinette rows before the woven band. Yay for small victories!

30 Jul 10: Done with the back while watching the kids play at the arcade. Starting the fronts tonight and should finish these tonight.

5 Aug 10: Working on the first sleeve cap today. Put them aside for a while as other things got in the way. Still loving it.

10 Aug 10: Feel like I’ve been working on the first sleeve forever! I do not have arms that long, do I? Starting the ribbed section now, but decided to go down a needle size. MODS: Did fewer decreases since any more and the sleeve will not fit me.

11 Aug 10: And we have an inch of cuff!

14 Aug 10: First sleeve was done 3 days ago but set the project aside to do other things. Picked up and started sleeve cap #2 today and also planned to pick up for the hood but didn’t have extra ball of yarn.

12 Oct 10: Picked this up again. Knitting the hood is like knitting another back!

27 Nov 2010: Debbie gave me a great idea yesterday which I think will make finishing this sweater sooner. I will finish the Koolhaas first then tackle this thing.

5 Dec 10: Finished! It’s soaking right now and will block it maybe first thing tomorrow morning.

Notes: I am not quite happy with the twisted rib cuffs so depending on how that works out after blocking, I might frog and use normal ribbed cuff instead. We’ll see. Otherwise I am happy with the fit of the cardigan.

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by madelinetosh
100% Merino
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  • Project created: May 26, 2010
  • Finished: December 5, 2010
  • Updated: August 11, 2011
  • Progress updates: 6 updates