5/2/2011

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Turns out I should have stopped at 2 sweaters in April
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April #3

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This is the Ruched Yoke Tee from Interweave Knits Spring 2011.  I am knitting it in Blue Sky Alpaca Skinny Cotton, the same yarn it was designed for, my gauge is right…but for some crazy reason it is  too big for me and I am knitting the appropriate size this time.   Might frog?  Might gift?
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I have put April #3  on hold happily while I cast on for May.
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Harvest Moon

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Harvest Moon is the May sweater from our 12 in 12.
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I am knitting it out of Blue Sky Alpacas Hand Dyed Worsted.  The yarn is a bit fatter than the yarn the pattern calls for, so I am going down a needle size.  I still am only 16 stitches over 4 inches (2 less than the called for gauge) I could get the right gauge by going down yet another needle size, but I don’t want the fabric too tight,  so I am going to make the size 38 and hope to get about a 36?  We’ll see what happens.  That is the fun of hand knitting right?
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Harvest Moon Collar

Cool Collar Construction

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So, this is a pretty cool collar construction.  It is knit the short way…so, cast on 20 stitches and knit in garter, but the stitches at the edge of the collar are slipped and knit, which gives them a really neat and clean look.  LOVE it.   I am 3/4 of the way through the collar, the fabric feels a bit tight, but I am hoping that once I get to the stockinette part of the sweater it will loosen up.
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