Mini Skein Flax
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January 5, 2020

Mini Skein Flax

Project info
Flax sock by tincanknits
25" chest
Needles & yarn
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette using larger needles
Stunning String Studio Stunning Superwash
1.05 skeins = 500.0 yards (457.2 meters)

I love the flax pattern but the neck is simply too wide and loose for a little one. On an adult woman the wide neck is pretty, but for a baby, child and even for a man, I don’t think a wide neck is desirable. Here’s what I did to remedy that:

Cast on for 2-3 sizes smaller and knit the ribbing with a needle 2-3 sizes smaller than the main body. After the neck ribbing was complete, I increased per pattern instructions until I achieved the chest size I wanted, then I split the arms and body. Then I just knit away until I had the desired length. It’s simple. I use this great pattern often as a basic recipe to get me started, then I customize the rest of the way. Thank you Tin Can Knits. You guys are awesome.

When C is visiting I’ll see if I can get some modeled pictures. Sometimes he’s game, sometimes, no. He’s two!

I did not use the green in the mini skein set but I added more gold from my stash. The sweater weighs 4 oz. so I guesstimate I used 500 yards. The yarn was beautiful to knit with and is perfectly soft for a little guy. After a soak it was even softer and blocked beautifully with even stitches. The fabric is gorgeous in every way.

I don’t hang my sweaters of course and thought you’d like to see how I fold them, Marie Kondo style. They fit so nicely into shoeboxes, standing up so you can view them all at once and nothing gets lost at the bottom of the drawer. There is no crease down the middle of the sweater and if you place the sweater right side DOWN before folding, there are only two faint fold lines going down the sides. Since it’s knitted fabric, those fold lines smooth out easily.

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by Stunning String Studio
Light Fingering
100% Merino
475 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: November 13, 2019
  • Finished: January 6, 2020
  • Updated: January 12, 2020