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Give Thanks
Finished
November 1 2019
November 9 2019
Project info
Give Thanks
Flax by tincanknits
Knitting
Carter
26"
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round on larger needles
Rowan Softyak DK
Notes

Here’s my handsome Thanksgiving/fall sweater for Carter. I made the size 4 for my two year old grandson because I feel this pattern runs a little small and he is a little big for his age anyway. I LOVE Flax. It’s just about the best free pattern out there with endless possibilities for customization. Leftovers of Softyak DK from previous projects made this sweater.

Warning: the neck opening is too large in Flax! At least it is for children. I made the neck smaller by casting on for a size two sizes down. The cast on is stretchy and it goes easily over his head and fits so nicely. After you cast on your fewer stitches and finish the neck ribbing, you will start your raglan increases and increase until you have the correct amount for your size. Also, I think you should not worry about what the stitch count is on the pattern, but instead keep increasing until you are at the chest size measurement that you need. I wanted a 26” circumference so just kept increasing until I achieved that measurement.

The stripes were made by purling the color change row. I love the effect.

The hat is Sif’s Christmas Hat.

The yoke is made of
charcoal, Plateau
purple, Meadow
gold, Savannah
blue, Terrain

The light gray in the body and sleeves are Cream and the dark gray is Plain.

This yarn is so soft. When Carter tried it on he told me it was soft! I assured him I will ONLY EVER knit with soft yarn for him.

LOL. I must really love this yarn. I looked it up and I’ve used it for twenty projects!

The hat is Sif’s Christmas Hat.

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November 9 2019
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by Rowan
DK
76% Cotton, 15% Yak, 9% Nylon
148 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: November 7, 2019
  • Finished: November 10, 2019
  • Updated: December 2, 2019
  • Progress updates: 2 updates