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oatmeal ♦ streusel
July 31 2014
October 24 2014
Project info
oatmeal ♦ streusel
Streusel by Bonnie Sennott
5th anniversary of Girls in Sheep Clothing
as big as my yarn will allow
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Swans Island Pure Blends Fingering
0.65 skeins = 341.3 yards (312.0 meters), 65 grams
Weaving Works
January 30, 2013

If you haven’t knit a Bonnie Sennott pattern yet, I highly recommend her! Her patterns are wonderful and her designs are classic and simple and very enjoyable to knit!

Come join us for a knitalong to celebrate our 5th blog anniversary at Girls in Sheep Clothing

cast on at midnight 07-31-2014 while waiting for my husband to get home from work…doing standby at Jay Z / Beyoncé concert at Safeco Field…

project notes :

  • weighed yarn before starting so I can work to just before 1/2 gone before starting decreases (in case I can fit in a few more chart repeats and use most of my yarn) ~ starting weight 99.5g

  • the Swan’s Island yarn is sooo soft ~ pretty light for a fingering weight so went down one needle size to US5

  • used longtail cast on

  • for the 3 st bind off Row 4 of chart - doing my fave stretchy bind off for pretty scallops like Bonnie suggested (k1, k1, slide both back to left needle and k2togtbl - k1, slide both right needle stitches back to left needle and k2togtbl - k1, slide both right needle stitches back to left needle and k2togtbl)

  • at halfway mark per pattern (40st before marker) : I’m at 27.5g (144yds) used / 22.5” in length / 8.5” wide (unstretched / unblocked) -- I’ve only used a little less than a third of my yarn so I’m going to keep going for a bit with the increase section…

  • I did an extra 5 chart repeats (used 33.5g to this point) before starting decrease section (total of 45 stitches before marker)

  • total yarn used for bigger/modified shawl : 65.0g

  • unblocked :: 10” wide x 47” long

  • blocked :: 15” at widest point x 68” long

  • relaxed after blocking :: 12” x 61”

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by Swans Island
Light Fingering
85% Merino, 15% Alpaca
525 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: June 20, 2012
  • Project created: July 7, 2014
  • Updated: October 24, 2014
  • Progress updates: 16 updates