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Sunny Chaika
May 20 2018
May 30 2018
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Sunny Chaika
Chaika by Midori Hirose
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after wet blocking
527 yards = 1.82 skeins
Kindred Red Alpaca Haze
0.22 skeins = 63.8 yards (58.3 meters), 11 grams
Kindred Red Alpaca Haze
1.6 skeins = 464.0 yards (424.3 meters), 80 grams


Had to go up to a US 10.5 needle to get stockinette gauge. There wasn’t gauge listed for the ribbing, so I used a size 8, but maybe should have gone up to a 9 since the shoulders aren’t quite as Bardot-esque as those of other testknitters’.

-knitting reverse stockinette on the body! I liked the purl side better on this open knit. So I frogged back to the end of the yellow portion, and then knitted the body inside-out, so that the purl side is on the outside.
-moved shoulder increases closer to the back by 4 st on each side. (Something about my shoulder slopes pulled the increase line forward on the sleeve for me. woman-shrugging)
-knitted bottom hem with size 9 to keep the body boxy.
-I’m doing the wide longer sleeves, but a cinched i-cord cuff at the very end.


I still need to photograph the final result - it’s so dreamy!

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by Kindred Red
90% Alpaca, 10% Nylon
290 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: May 21, 2018
  • Finished: June 3, 2018
  • Updated: June 5, 2018
  • Progress updates: 5 updates