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Shakerag Top
May 2, 2018
May 29, 2018
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Shakerag Top
Shakerag Top by Amy Christoffers
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with yarn doubled and larger needles
Jade Sapphire Sylph
4 skeins = 1236.0 yards (1130.2 meters), 200 grams
Mason-Dixon Knitting

Cast on 240 sits on US4. Pattern calls for doubled yarns at cast on, but used single yarn and just doubled starting in Row 1.

Carrying yarn up each round through single sections to limit weaving in ends.

Will also alternate skeins for single sections to use evenly.


Decided to keep yarn held double for last or shoulder shaping/ neck decreases instead following stripe sequence.


Completed but felt that it was still too short after blocking. Picking up stitches above garter hem then snipping a stitch to separate from hem (similar to afterthought heel) then will add additional length.


Decided to include a few increases while adding length to give it a little a-line shaping.


Added about 4 inches in length and finished with split hem similar to wedewschool version. Absolutely love how it turned out.

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by Jade Sapphire
Light Fingering
58% Cashmere goat, 42% Linen / Flax
309 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: May 2, 2018
  • Updated: May 30, 2018
  • Progress updates: 6 updates