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January 12 2019
February 9 2019
Project info
Portage by Melissa Schaschwary
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Knit Picks Swish DK
14 skeins = 1722.0 yards (1574.6 meters), 700 grams

2-13-19 - all done and in the mail. love how it turned out and that the yarn laundered so beautifully. looking back at my Feb 1 note, I did get the collar started on the 3rd and it took me until the 8th to get it all finished!

2-1-19 - finished the body last weekend (wow! the tubular bindoff looks so good!) and started the first sleeve. finished that on Thursday and started sleeve #2. I’m almost to the halfway point … I might be knitting the collar before the weekend is up!

1-23-19 - cruising along on the body - joined the 5th ball a few rows back - now on row 60 (since the underarm split) - the right-side rows take a while, but the WS ones are quick! LOVE the cable detail on the side!

1-15-19 - what a nice knit! joined the 2nd ball … just finished row 40 - should be getting to the sleeve separation soon smiling_face

1-11-19 - drive-by swatching … and woot - looks like I’ll be using size 7 needles!

Mods/Notes -
1. I shortened the cuffs a little - about 2-1/2” before/after the turning round.

  1. I worked an SSK decrease on both sides of the pocket decreases (instead of an SSK on one side and K2Tog on the other).

  2. I measured the pocket with the collar folded about in half and worked to the bigger reverse stockinette section (the one that separates the cable and the back).

  3. I worked the sewn bindoff for the collar after working both pockets. No real reason except that I wanted to have the knitting done before I did it.

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100% Merino
123 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: December 28, 2018
  • Project created: January 11, 2019
  • Updated: February 13, 2019
  • Progress updates: 4 updates