July 16, 2011
July 28, 2011


Project info
Gibson by Thea Colman
smallest, to be about 34-35"
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Sublime Yarns Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK
6.4 skeins = 812.8 yards (743.2 meters), 320 grams
Cast-On Cottage & Needlepoint Garden in Roswell, Georgia

7-28-11- finished. worn. and photographed! LOVE the buttons I found at the shop yesterday. vintage-y and girl-y and a just heavy enough to hold down those collar flaps. got a lot of compliments… feels good!

7-22-11 - got halfway through the waist increases last night. knitting this is addictive! (discovered an error with the cable chart - the left twist should read “put 1 on CN and hold to FRONT. K1, K1 from CN)

7-20-11 - got gauge on 5’s…. my 3rd sweater in a row on those needles :-) am in love with the pattern and the yarn. oh my the yarn…I’m back to knitting at stoplights it feels so good. added 1 more increase to the sleeves and 2 more to the body before separating the sleeves. now I’m almost ready to start the front cable detail.

7-15-11 - going to swatch today - yay!!!

1. did 4 more rounds (2 increase repeats) before splitting off sleeves; added stitches on sleeves and body for the 1st extra repeat, body only for the 2nd. (had 62 sleeve stitches and 98 front/back stitches when I split)

  1. sleeves - did the decreases on rounds 4 and 7; bound off on round 10.

  2. worked the collar last (after the sleeves); picked up 80 stitches.

  3. blocking…of course I wet blocked! VERY challenging with the pleats! I pinned the back pleat to hold it down while I worked on the fronts. I flipped it back over while it was still just a bit damp, but I lost the definition on the back. I used a very heavy steam iron to put the pleats back in. it lasted a couple of hours. looking at the photos after 6+ hours of wearing (the ones outside), I think it’s fine!

  4. finished measurements - bust 35” (1.5” positive ease); waist 32”; hips(bottom) 38” - this freaked me out…but it appears OK. sleeve width 12”; length from armhole to bottom edge 14” (I’m almost 5’6”)

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by Sublime Yarns
75% Merino, 20% Silk, 5% Cashmere goat
127 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: June 20, 2011
  • Project created: July 15, 2011
  • Updated: July 28, 2011
  • Progress updates: 2 updates