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Elongate. Prolongate. Extend.
September 2 2019
September 4 2019
Project info
Elongate. Prolongate. Extend.
Starboard by Alicia Plummer
Extend body and arms on the existing 4yrs old size
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
(Vi)laines Tordues fing
224 yards in stash
0.82 skeins = 328.2 yards (300.1 meters), 82 grams

So my sweet nice has been wearing this for years, and it’s not yet worn to pieces. However, the beanstalk has outgrown it, and asked if I could make it just a little longer {insert puppy eyes here}. And I just couldn’t say no. Because one, it’s so sweet that she wanted it. And two, I’m absolutely amazed that my SIL, who basically throws everything into the machine, has been hand washing this for years. No way I’m not doing my best.

It’s a good thing I kept the leftovers. And it’s a good thing that it’s fingering held double. I’m stranding one end of the used yarn with one end of the unused for a bit of blending in.

  • body: rip out pockets and hem

  • split the two threads

  • cut one thread, unkink with steam iron, join the used ends all into one ball

  • join unused end to the cut thread to blend the colours

  • resume knitting following pattern logic

  • lengthen body by 12 cm

  • work 3 more sets of side increases

  • body finish and pockets as per pattern

  • used yarn runs out one ridge before BO

  • pockets completely in new yarn

  • sleeves: rip out garter stitch hem

  • same yarn treatment as body

  • resume knitting: 29 additional rows, 3 garter ridges

  • all BOs in Icelandic BO

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by (Vi)laines
100% Merino
400 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: September 2, 2019
  • Finished: September 4, 2019
  • Updated: September 10, 2019