Looking Back
August 11, 2014
August 25, 2014

Looking Back

Project info
Looking Back by Joji Locatelli
42" at smaller gauge for 39" finished
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
madelinetosh Tosh DK
4 skeins = 900.0 yards (823.0 meters)

For the Joji Fall kal.

Getting a slightly smaller gauge than written on size 8s, but I like the look of the fabric and I’m afraid of what the weight of the sweater would do to it were I to use size 9s. Making the size 42, which should come out to about 39” with my gauge and will fit with about 1/2” of negative ease on the bust.

Did 14 sets of decreases to get a 31” waist, moving them to about 10 sts from back openings and the second stitch from cable markers in front. Decreased every 4th row in front and every 6th row on back. Increased evenly, moving the front increases out 10 sts and leaving back increases in same spot. increased every 4th row between markers and every 8th row outside of markers to increase quickly to my hip measurement (so first set is k to marker, k1, m1L, k to 1 before marker, m1R, k to marker, cable, repeat from beginning. Second set of increases is k to 1 before marker, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L repeat twice, cable, repeat from beginning). I did 17 sets of increases to get a 41” hip.

Knitting arm straight until the elbow, then beginning decreases. Shortening arms by several inches to 3/4 or bracelet length.

Added several more buttons, for a total of 17. Reinforcing both side of buttonbands with grosgrain ribbon this did not work as planned, I reinforced the side with the buttons and then lightly whipstitched it closed at the outer edge using one strand of thread to keep it from gapping or the buttons coming undone.

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August 11, 2014
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by madelinetosh
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  • Originally queued: August 3, 2014
  • Project created: August 3, 2014
  • Finished: August 27, 2014
  • Updated: September 1, 2014
  • Progress updates: 5 updates