Potions Stag sweater
September 4, 2017
October 15, 2017

Potions Stag sweater

Project info
157-23 Silver Stag by DROPS design
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
1,722 yards = 14 skeins
Knit Picks Swish DK
none left in stash
10 skeins = 1230.0 yards (1124.7 meters), 500 grams
Knit Picks
Knit Picks Swish DK
none left in stash
2 skeins = 246.0 yards (224.9 meters), 100 grams
Knit Picks
Knit Picks Swish DK
none left in stash
2 skeins = 246.0 yards (224.9 meters), 100 grams
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11/8/17: Final submission!
10/2/17: Midterm submission
9/14/17: Change Request and approval
9/4/17: Approved!!!!
9/1/17: Proposed!

Name: Barknknit

House (or NQFY / SoS): Gryffindor

OWL and option: Potions Option 1

Pattern page: Silver Stag Sweater

Description of Proposed Work:

For my Potions Option 1 proposal, I’m planning to knit the 157-23 Silver Stag in Large using Swish DK in the colors: Cobblestone Heather, Garnet Heather, and white. This sweater will use approximately 1100 yards in main color and around 100-200 yards of secondary colors. I’m planning to follow the pattern as written for my size but use the Garnet Heather for the zigzags at the top of the pattern, the snowflake below the deer pattern, and then the zigzags at the end of the sleeves.

Swatch photos to come
I was able to get gauge with the size US 6 needle the pattern calls for. I found that I love the colors even more once I swatched! I think this color combo is perfect!

Sequence & Points of Consideration: This pattern is knit from the top down. I’ll start with casting on the collar, then knit the yoke, put the sleeves on waste yarn, work the rest of the pattern and body. Then go back and finish the sleeves.

Sometimes I knit the sleeves before the body so that I’m not having to deal with the body while knitting the sleeve but for this one I think I’m going to stick to following the pattern.

Proposed 50% Mark: 50% of the sweater I believe will be the yoke through the pattern on the body and 2 inches. The sleeves at this point will still be waiting to be knit.

I feel this pattern fits the Potions OWL well. There is a nice blend of different colors and I LOVE deer!

Thank you for your consideration.

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100% Merino
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  • Originally queued: August 15, 2017
  • Project created: August 22, 2017
  • Finished: October 15, 2017
  • Updated: November 8, 2017
  • Progress updates: 4 updates