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Caradon Hill Jumper
Finished
March 4 2018
April 23 2018
Project info
Caradon Hill Jumper
Caradon Hill Jumper by Blacker Yarns Design Team
Knitting
Me
38
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
Morris & Sons Estate 8ply
12.1 skeins = 1323.3 yards (1210.0 meters), 605 grams
1703
Gray
Notes

This is a great (complex!) pattern, I love the result, however there were some instructions that weren’t entirely clear at first glance.

I technically used 13 and a bit 50g yarn balls, but the final weight of the jumper is 605g (see notes on Yarn Usage if you’re here wondering about using Morris and Sons Estate 8 ply for a project).

Neckband, Round 2: The last section didn’t match with how many stitches I had on the needles but I knit the stitches I had and did the ssk, checked my stitch count and I was spot on, so there might be a small error there.

Cable raglan decreases tip: Don’t do what I did! When there aren’t enough stitches to complete a cable, stop working the cable, BUT don’t think of the antler (V) cables as one cable, think of them as a left and right antler so even if you can’t do the full antler, do one side if you can. I only realised this after I’d stopped doing the antlers but looking back at the pattern photos I see they did the half antler which looks better.

Swatch
4mm needles
Pre-blocking: 28s x 29r
Post-blocking: 27s x 30r

Tubular cast on
I used a tutorial from Craftsy.

Notes

  • Lots of things to keep track of but it’s worth it.
  • I did all my cables without a cable needle.
  • I knit the sleeves two at a time so that I could be certain to make them match.
  • I used one type of stitch marker for the start of round, another for the raglans, and a third to separate the chart sections so I could figure out where I was at a glance.
  • I see this jumper getting lots and lots of wear.

Yarn usage
I had 13 balls of Morris and Sons Estate 8ply yarn which should be 650g = 1300m but every yarn ball was 2-4g underweight. I ran out of yarn with around 6 rows and the bind off to go, thankfully I had a little leftover from a previous dyelot and it’s unnoticeable that I changed dyelots on the collar (phew!).

Final weight of jumper = 605g (after weaving in ends)

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Finished
March 4 2018
April 23 2018
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109 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: March 3, 2018
  • Updated: April 26, 2018
  • Progress updates: 6 updates