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Palmetto
Finished
October 28 2017
December 12 2017
Project info
Palmetto
Palmetto by Emilia Jensen
Knitting
39" bust (Size 3)
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
1,130 yards
Abundant Earth Fiber Josef & Anni
1080 yards in stash
3 skeins = 1080.0 yards (987.6 meters), 300 grams
Natural/Undyed
Madrona
Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool
none left in stash
0.25 skeins = 50.0 yards (45.7 meters), 18 grams
Notes

I missed the errata for the shoulders.

Sleeves: Picked up each garter stitch “leg” equaled 64 stitches (+18 underarm) for sleeve so divided by 2 to place marker at shoulder halfway point. 32 + 32 + 18 = 82 sleeve stitches.

Decrease sleeves 2 st every 8th round until there are 58 st. Continue straight until it measures about 15.5” then decreased evenly 14 st. 44st. for cuff.

Decided to make button bands, then neck band. Picked up 100 st. instead of the 92 in pattern: 3A (2B, 2A) 3A. Works out to 2:3… about 2 st. for every 3 rows.

Found that the buttonholes were not working out nicely, so I skipped them all together and will place snaps and ‘faux-buttons’ instead, or an afterthought buttonhole.

Picked up neckband stitches, knitted neckband and re-inforced the back neck with duplicate stitch. But I’m not really liking the front edge where the neckband meets the button band, and hoping a good blocking will sort it out.

This garment needs more finishing work. I feel like the sleeve-seam needs re-inforcement.

In fact, I may even want to re-knit the sleeves.. That is, in my usual approach to sleeves which is (if knitting from upper to lower) to work straight to just above the elbow & start decreasing there toward the cuff. This approach gives more space for movement.

Had fun sewing and cutting the steek. I questioned why the pattern didn’t simply call for it to be knitted flat. But, it was a fun and new element for me, so I guess I’m glad it’s in there. If you’re an expert steeker, and you don’t mind working the waist-band corrugated ribbing flat, I’d think working it flat would be just fine.

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100% Wool
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About this yarn
by Abundant Earth Fiber
Sport
90% Merino, 10% Targhee
360 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: October 28, 2017
  • Finished: December 14, 2017
  • Updated: December 22, 2017
  • Progress updates: 2 updates