Coastal Grandmother
May 7, 2022
May 21, 2022

Coastal Grandmother

Project info
Sille Slipover by PetiteKnit
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in texture pattern, knit flat
Knit Picks Comfy
4.7 skeins = 512.3 yards (468.4 meters), 235 grams

I followed the pattern as written except for the armhole and neckbands and the overall length. I wanted this to be a sleeveless top for summer, so I tightened up the openings and (with the size 4 needle) picked up 2 stitches for every 3 rows on the vertical edges and 1 for 1 on the horizontal edges … it worked! Note that I had 100 stitches for each armhole and 112 for the neck. I knit 7 rounds of ribbing for the sleeves/neck and 14 for the bottom of the body.

Finished (post-blocking) ~ 35” bust (1.5” ease) and 10-1/2” body (11-1/2” counting the armhole ribbing) - note that post-block the gauge tightened up a bit as expected - so glad I blocked my swatch - and that (for once?!) my swatch didn’t lie!

I chose an inexpensive yarn to test the fit of this and have to say … the finished sweater is pretty great! I expect I’ll get a lot of wear from it this summer (and future spring/summers). It’s a real bonus that the yarn is machine washable AND dryable since I chose white for this test!

Sara saw the pattern and the white yarn and named the project.

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by Knit Picks
75% Pima, 25% Acrylic
109 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: May 18, 2022
  • Finished: May 27, 2022
  • Updated: June 10, 2022
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