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Deepest Blue
April 25 2014
May 28 2014
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Deepest Blue
Tempting II by Jenna Adorno
summer class; for me
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Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Cascade Yarns ® Avalon
4 skeins
The Knitting Garage at Stickle's in Rhinebeck, New York

The color is called “Medieval Blue” and reminds me of the deepest depths of ocean; it will go with at least two of my summer skirts :)

  • There is a fine line between a snug fit and a baggy fit. To find that in-between especially when substituting yarn is not easy. Since this is a k1 p1 rib I have some room for errors. I decided on CO of 170 sts.

  • In the row before joining the sleeves I decreased 10 sts total by doing a cdd at the beginnings and ends of the armholes and in the middle of the back.

  • At 5 1/4 inches from the armholes I started on the yoke/neckband following modifications by knittinfun.

    I still ended up with a neckband which was too loose. I marked how tight I wanted the neck opening and re-did the neckband eliminating a total of 28 rows. Since I had 112 sts on my needles and with a BO of 1st per 2 rows my neckband had a total of 224 rows. I wanted 196 rows so I modified my bind-off this way:

  • I started every eight WS row with a P2tog (one stitch from the neckline and one from the band) a total of 14 times. I also used US 6 needles on the neckband.
    One other change I made was that I CO 7sts for the neckband and slipped the first stitch on the RS which is the edge stitch and which is a purl stitch. I slipped it purl-wise with the yarn in the back giving it that neat look :)

I used US #8 on most of the T-shirt, US #7 for about three inches around the waist and for the last two inches to the neck opening, US #6 for the neckband. If I knitted this again, I would probably just stick with the instructions for size small and begin by casting on 160 sts.

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by Cascade Yarns ®
50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic
175 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: April 9, 2014
  • Project created: April 27, 2014
  • Finished: May 28, 2014
  • Updated: August 2, 2019
  • Progress updates: 5 updates