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November 10 2018
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Layla by Elizabeth Smith
Knitting
me me me
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
1,069 yards
Rowan Kidsilk Haze
119 yards in stash
0.48 skeins = 109.7 yards (100.3 meters), 12 grams
4356
Craftee Cottage in Oakleigh, Victoria
October 11, 2018
Shilasdair Luxury DK w/Camel
145 yards in stash
0.56 skeins = 184.8 yards (169.0 meters), 28 grams
329
Purple
Sunspun
September 3, 2016
Stone Wool Romney + Merino
950 yards in stash
2.8 skeins = 700.0 yards (640.1 meters), 280 grams
Natural/Undyed
Uist Wool Conntraigh DK
182 yards in stash
0.29 skeins = 74.6 yards (68.2 meters), 29 grams
Natural/Undyed
present from Glenda!
June 14, 2018
Notes

total weight 436gm
layla vest/cardigan, knit in dk weight. Diagonal underarm shaping. no stripes, boho jacket mosaic colourwork.

Kidsilk haze in dewberry to strand w the shilasdair.

Stone wool gauge is 30 rows
Row gauge for mosaic is 36 rows.

Garter stitch gauge 20sts

hem - 6.5cm is 14 garter ridges.

Dividing for front and back - work to marker, M1R, k2, turn (leaving the rest of the sts on the needle); p to end. Rpt these two rows in MC five times. Total of 6 sts increased in MC, 58 sts for right front. Work two more incr rows, one each in CC1 and CC2. 2 incrs, 60 sts.
then, work a kfb at each end of the next row to accommodate the colourwork chart. so actually, 62sts.

Front neck shaping - on right front work as p2tog placed one st before end of row

  • on left front work as ssp? p2togtbl?
  • work first decr on row 46 of chart (WS)
  • work a decr every 4th row, 10 more times (now 11 decrs)
  • work 5 rows, then decr on 6th (12 decrs total)

shoulder shaping - every other row
- start on row 67 or 68 depending on which side
cast off progression is:
3sts x 3
4sts x 1
3sts x 8
4sts x 2
5sts x 1

Sleeve bands - decr 2 sts on 10th and 12th rows. Cast off pwise after row 12.

Front bands - picked up 137 - 30 - 137 (304 altogether).

9 nov - 11 garter ridges. Have.to.get.this.done.
7 nov - have knit 7 garter ridges for neck bnd. 7 to go!
6 nov - yay, got all the sts picked up for the front band and knit a row. Yet to actually count how many sts but possibly two hundred odd. (actually 304)
5 nov - finished other cuff.
3 nov - finished left front (for the second time). All seamed and ends woven in. Just one more cuff and collar to go!
31 oct - on row 10 of sleeve band: k1, k2tog, k to three sts before end, ssk, k1.
30 oct - finished left front!!
29 oct - sigh, finished the lower band again. Decided to try and match the neap-tide gradient to that on the right front.
28 oct - finished back and seamed right shoulder. neap tide 70gm; ksh 16gm; shilasdair 70gm. Finished lower band on left front.
26 oct - finished row 38 of pattern on back. so yay, half way!
22 oct - after completing right front, shilasdair 84gm, ksh 20gm, neap tide 85gm.
21 oct - 72 rows st st, will now divide. Shilasdair 91gm, KSH 25gm, neap tide 92gm. Row gauge is difft over mosaic knitting. I have recharted it but current plan is to knit to 12cm (where neck shaping starts) and reassess!
18 oct - soaked this for a while today, then gave it some good tugging to even out the sts. Just as I thought, 30 rows/10cm. 60 rows done. The washed fabric is just divine. Finished that partial ball and started a new skein.
17 oct - need to do a steam block but looks like 30 rows per 10cm. 52 rows st st done, measures 25cm. Yay, I knit the end of the skein today, which I had been aiming for, and joined in a partial ball which I think I’ll get through quite quickly.
15 oct - 10 st st rows, measures about 3cm.
14 oct - 14 garter ridges done. Moving on to st st section. Who-hoo, six rows of st st. These are long rows. Curious to see what row gauge turns out to be.
13 oct - 7 garter ridges is 3.5cm
12 oct - cast on, yay. 222 sts.

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November 10 2018
 
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  • Originally queued: September 16, 2018
  • Project created: October 1, 2018
  • Finished: November 10, 2018
  • Updated: January 3, 2019
  • Progress updates: 5 updates