nephew sweater
January 18, 2014
February 23, 2014

nephew sweater

Project info
#49 Kid's Basic Bottom Up Raglan by Ann Norling and Joan Williams
my nephew DH
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash

Oh, my goodness, this was the most frustrating project.

Lesson #1: don’t cut an unsecured steek in superwash wool.

Lesson #2: if you decide to trim up the ends left by your imprudent decision to cut a steek in superwash wool, then for Pete’s sake don’t make a hole in the actual fabric. (I used applied I-cord to bury the ends. I think I must have read this idea somewhere, but I’m sharing it here in case it’s helpful to someone else.)

Lesson #3: If you want 5 buttonholes, then you shouldn’t stop at 4 and then not notice the oversight until after you bind off the buttonhole band.

Lesson #3.5: When you reknit the buttonhole band, you will be happier if you knit it at the same gauge than if you knit it a smidge more loosely and run out of wool a couple of stitches from the end of the re-do.

Lesson #4: Size 7 needles are better for worsted wool than size 8s, which make for a wobbly fabric. You are going to have enough trouble hiding your ends, because -- did I mention? -- superwash wool is more slippery than untreated wool.


I am using cute little buttons that have been waiting for a home for a long time. My mother bought an extra card of buttons when she made me a yellow gingham robe in about 1974. She gave me the card when my oldest was a baby -- call it 1997. I am finally using them.

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  • Project created: January 21, 2014
  • Finished: February 23, 2014
  • Updated: April 9, 2014
  • Progress updates: 4 updates