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Opteka
Finished
December 26 2017
February 14 2018
Project info
Opteka
Opteka by Isabell Kraemer
Knitting
me
43 3/4
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
Imperial Yarn Tracie Too
none left in stash
4 skeins = 1580.0 yards (1444.8 meters), 452 grams
113
Orange
Tolt Yarn and Wool in Carnation, Washington
May 13, 2015
Notes

12/27 The yoke is shaped with short rows. I’m having a hard time seeing what I’m doing. The pattern is well written so I am trusting the instructions and following them carefully. It me, not the pattern. :-)

12/31 Separated sleeves and body.

1/10/18 I’ve knit about 7” from the underarm and I was getting worried about my gauge. My washed swatch was correct: five stitches/inch. My unwashed sweater was six stitches/inch. Today I put the sweater on waste yarn and washed and blocked it. My gauge is correct! Totally worth the extra work so I can keep knitting and stop worrying. :-)

1/13 Started pattern at bottom.

1/24 Finished patterning. Starting ribbing. The odd line in the body is because I washed it earlier.

2/7 Finished first sleeve.

2/11 Finished second sleeve.

2/14 Washed and blocked. Fits great. Love the color.

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Finished
December 26 2017
February 14 2018
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Sport
100% Wool
395 yards / 113 grams
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  • Project created: December 27, 2017
  • Updated: April 24, 2018
  • Progress updates: 3 updates