jumble sale kimono
Finished
May 30, 2013
October 25, 2014

jumble sale kimono

Project info
The Jumble Sale Kimono for the Widow Mayhew's Daughter by Andi Smith
Knitting
SweaterCardigan
xs
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Lion Brand LB 1878
3313 yards in stash
Gray
Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NYC, New York
November 18, 2010
Notes

This is a lovely design. Due to my yarn and its darker colour, lack of stitch definition, and my own personal style, I made quite a few mods to this sweater along the way. I have worn the original sample and it’s beautiful in a squishy happy solid fingering weight. I believe the LB 1878 to be a light fingering and the charcoal meant you can’t see the cables. It’s a very lovely sweater! In time I’ll weight it, but even for the small size you need quite a bit of yarn.

2013-05-30- going to swatch. really! ok. decided sleeve as swatch. because I’ll probably never knit them otherwise, I plan to ATTEMPT to knit on at least some of the welts despite the difference in needle size & st counts. If that experiment survives beyond the first repeat, time will tell. Because I always try to avoid seaming, I will force myself to knit the sleeves flat so that I have to practice. Additionally, since I’m knitting off the cone, I’m doing one-sleeve-at-a-time so they’ll hopefully be the same length at the end.. Therefore I provisionally cast-on for the first sleeve. I am through the first increase.
2013-06-09- first sleeve done. need to block, but i think my plan of pCO -> increase -> knit-on welt worked. need to check row gauge before i do the side welts but first i have to knit another sleeve, two fronts, and the back. debating semi seamless fronts/back. weighs ~41g
2013-06-23- was able to wear the sample during TNNA. i actually wore it off the show once because it fit so perfectly.
2014-02-02- second sleeve started during superb owl. i am so very sad this yarn is no more.
2014-02-03- second sleeve at 8.5” thanks to sherlock.
2014-08-13- picked back up! #yearofmaking 225/365
2014-08-18- 7:30a, bound off top of second sleeve. finished increases for knitted on welt. 12p, should have knitted welt shifted so I could seam properly. Oh well, they’ll be evenly not right.
2014-08-22- finished second sleeve!
2014-08-23- started fronts and body knit at the same time but separately. we’ll see how long until it ends up as a mess of tangle.
2014-08-25- 2” in. quite tangled, but so far it’s not too big a mess.
2014-09-17- 6” in and a few inches in, picked up the wrong strand and knit the left side to the back… will have to tink back and fix.
2014-10-19 - seamed. may have set arms a bit tighter than i like, but too late now. due to my poor yarn choice, i am changing the bottom hem and the collar … bottom hem is that, hemmed … to provide weight and ensure it hangs. collar is now a knitted on 1x1 rib (over 18 sts or so). was going to do collar brioche but doing that and knitting on was too difficult as i kept dropping stitches. got SO close to finishing FOR rhinebeck but it was too windy and gusty so how I just have to race the yarn and prep the other sweater i’m going to rip so i can finish. hem facing is in LB1878 avocado, didn’t weigh, but doubt i used much.
2014-10-25- forgot to increase collar st count due to 1x1 rib instead of brioche so the collar is about a half inch narrower than i’d have liked, but that’s ok. I did a tubular bind off on the collar ends at the bottom. wove in all the ends! Will steam block in the morning.
2014-10-26- blocked. worn around lower manhattan this morning … it’s lovely. may add a pocket or two in the future. attempted a photo shoot, but we all know my model Jane is more photogenic than I am. the back is wrinkled because i wore it all day before trying to take photos. ♥

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May 30, 2013
October 25, 2014
 
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by Lion Brand
Fingering
100% Wool
2045 yards / 500 grams

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  • Originally queued: February 27, 2013
  • Project created: May 30, 2013
  • Finished: October 26, 2014
  • Updated: May 12, 2020
  • Progress updates: 5 updates