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Sway by Kim Hargreaves
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
Rowan Camello
7 skeins = 1337.0 yards (1222.6 meters), 175 grams

Camello is a fingering weight yarn yet uses size US6 (4mm) needles--large needles for a fingering weight. But even with the larger needles, I did get a fingering weight gauge of 28 sts. per 4 inches. Camello reminded me a bit of Calmer, also elastic-like, if you remember that yarn from a decade ago. And like Calmer, the yarn is stretchy and snaps into place and is very fun to knit. The fabric is very soft, very lightweight, and lightly textured. The yarn has a chain construction and knit beautifully with my slower, blunt wood needles. I loved knitting it and love wearing it and believe me it took every bit of self control I could muster to not purchase more when this was finished. I have to say again how soft this yarn is. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say it’s one of the softest sweaters in my closet.

I used the top-down, set-in sleeve knitted with short rows technique for the sleeves. Here’s how I do it: http://www.kristenrettig.com/2017/02/how-to-knit-set-in-t...

The prominent design feature for Sway is the very low back neckline, but I altered it and now it’s not quite so low. (I started my back neck shaping about 2.5 inches later than the pattern recommended.) I think a super low back would be cute on someone young.

My blog post on Sway: http://www.kristenrettig.com/2018/03/sway.html

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68% Merino, 18% Camel, 14% Nylon
191 yards / 25 grams

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  • Project created: January 4, 2018
  • Finished: February 11, 2018
  • Updated: March 18, 2018