September 2014
January 18, 2015


Project info
Amanda by Lene Holme Samsøe
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
O-Wool Balance

My sweater from the Fringe and Friends Knitalong of Fall 2014.

Mod summary:

– Minor details: tubular cast-on, and I worked the diamond cables so they twist toward each other instead of all one direction

– Knitted it at a tighter gauge, so I used the size large numbers to get finished dimensions closer to the medium

– Added a pair of reverse-stockinette stitches flanking each diamond panel (in other words, one stitch to the outside of each of those slipped-stitch borders) to give me a little more wiggle room in my final measurements

– Also added extra stitches in the lower back, to give me the extra width I need across the hips

– Because my row gauge was also smaller, I re-charted the yoke to give me more rows (to meet the schematic’s yoke depth) and re-charted the neck shaping while I was at it

– And I did not cast on the button bands along with the waist ribbing — I left that out and did picked-up button bands instead

Lots more to say about it here

Buttons from Fringe Supply Co.

Neck shaping details:

I did it just like a top-down neck in reverse. About 3 inches from where I would run out of front stitches at the raglan seam (see chart in photos), I bound off 10 stitches at the beginning of the row (RS) and 10 stitches at the beginning of the next row (WS), so 10 stitches at each front edge. From there, I decreased one stitch at the beginning of every row. (Working the selvage stitch, then the decrease, then working in pattern to the end.) Once I got to where I had just one stitch in front of each front raglan, I bound off. But I wish I had kept going for a few more rows, decreasing at the remaining 6 dec points, to raise and narrow the back neck more. But I’m thrilled with it nontheless.

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September 2014
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  • Project created: January 18, 2015
  • Finished: January 18, 2015
  • Updated: March 2, 2015