Pomme de pin Cardigan
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Pomme de pin Cardigan

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Pomme de pin Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
Knitting
SweaterCardigan
Me
39
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
West Yorkshire Spinners Fleece Bluefaced Leicester DK
6 skeins = 1463.9 yards (1338.6 meters), 600 grams
DIY Dye lot (1 only)
Brown
The Sheep Shop in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Notes

The cold is coming downunder! I’m getting ready for the big NZ freeze with a cosy chocolate knit.

Using beautiful BFL dyed by me (of course alternating skeins) and enjoying myself immensely.

Haven’t set in sleeves for ages … kind of looking forward to the challenge …

The sleeves were a killer and took forever. I added an inch to the length so they were lovely and long over my hand.

I picked up three out of four stitches around the band and ended up with about 15 too many. I wasn’t too worried because it still looked ok and I wondered if my neck was slightly long anyway. Can’t remember if I added length to the body …. I suppose I could measure it …

Anyway, the buttonholes were a mystery to me. I did not understand the instructions at all and ended up knitting them differently. Firstly I spread them slightly further apart to account for my increased number of stitches and I also knitted them over 4 stitches instead of three because three looked too small. I used the “improved horizontal buttonhole” from The Principles of Knitting book. It was fairly convoluted but not tricky and produces a very neat buttonhole.

Fnished finished finished! Buttons on and ready for winter. Photos will come soon …

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by West Yorkshire Spinners
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100% Bluefaced Leicester
244 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: May 19, 2014
  • Finished: February 21, 2015
  • Updated: March 9, 2015
  • Progress updates: 4 updates