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Newsom Cardi
August 1 2018
August 16 2018
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Newsom Cardi
Newsom by Bristol Ivy
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
Shalimar Yarns Enzo Sport
7 skeins = 2065.0 yards (1888.2 meters)
The Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins, Colorado
July 10, 2018

My August Camp Loopy project. It fits the parameters: “doing something from a western movie, tv show, song or book.” David Newsom was an author who documented the old west -- David Newsom: the western observer, 1805-1882



I worked an i-cord bind-off on the front and neck edges. When you finish the cardi, you have live stitches to bind off along the front edge, not stitches to pick up. At the bottom edge of the side front I cast on 3 stitches with the working yarn using a backwards loop cast-on and then worked a 3-stitch i-cord bind-off up the front, around the neck, and down thew other side. I used the same size needle I used to knit the body of the sweater -- a U.S. size 5.

I added a narrow band at the bottom edge of the sweater as well because it looked unfinished to me: I picked up stitches along the bottom edge and worked 4 rows in garter stitch, then worked a 3-stitch i-cord bind-off.

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by Shalimar Yarns
70% Merino, 20% Cashmere goat, 10% Nylon
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  • Project created: August 2, 2018
  • Finished: August 19, 2018
  • Updated: August 24, 2018
  • Progress updates: 2 updates