Wavecrest Test
June 29, 2019
July 19, 2019

Wavecrest Test

Project info
Wavecrest by Libby Jonson
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
24.5 stitches
in stockinette with larger needles
1,130 yards = 5 skeins
Rowan Valley Tweed
4.5 skeins = 1017.0 yards (929.9 meters), 225 grams
Uncommon Threads Yarn in Los Altos, California
Rowan Valley Tweed
0.5 skeins = 113.0 yards (103.3 meters), 25 grams

The pattern will be released in September.

As this was a test I tried to keep more accurate notes than I usually do!

Blocked measurements:

Neck circumference: 18”

Bust: 35.5”

Sleeve length from underarm: 17”

Body length from underarm: 16”

My gauge was off (somewhere between 24 and 25 per 4” instead of 26) which accounts for my making the smallest size AND adding less stitches at the sleeve separation then arriving at a 35.5” bust which has a good amount of positive ease--just the right amount for me for this sweater.

I made the neck opening wider by casting on for next size up then compensating for that after the ribbing on the first increase round: increased only 68 to arrive at 180 sts. I also blocked it wide.

I was “creative” with the last increase round 4 (increasing less) and because of this my stitch count was off and I could not follow the pattern directions for splitting the body and sleeves sooo…I found my center front and counted from there and found where my sleeves, back and front should be.

I casted on less stitches at the sleeve and body when separating the body and sleeves. My sleeve stitch count was 70. After two inches I started my decreases until 15” and 48 stitches. Then 2” of 1x1 ribbing on smaller needles. I omitted the colorwork pattern at the sleeve.

I made no waist or body shaping and added length to body.

The pattern was easy to read, understand, follow and knit. Fun too!

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226 yards / 50 grams

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  1. Rustic
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  • Project created: June 30, 2019
  • Finished: July 19, 2019
  • Updated: January 26, 2020