February Sweater Week 3

Long time no see.
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Yes, it’s been a while since I posted on our blog.  A few weeks I think?  It’s been a February to remember.
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I had a lot of dedicated knitting time this month, and I finished the February sweater.   I used 2.5 skeins of Dream in Color Classy in color Black Parade.  As usual, I loved the yarn (you can’t go wrong knitting anything out of Classy).  This was the first sweater I knit using our new Chiagoo Red Lace needles and I love them too.  I knit the 2nd size.  I think it was 37.5.
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I ended up knitting the sweater without sleeves.  It is written with 3/4 sleeves that kind of bell out.  I am not a 3/4 sleeve fan.  I don’t like how they bunch up in the crook of my arm or bunch up in a jacket.  I thought about knitting full length sleeves, but…
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I did knit front back increases, not lifted.   I debated increasing at the eyelet row, but I decided to do it.  Actually Carly was sick of me debating it and decided for me.  But I did knit front back increases and not the eyelets.

February Sweater 2013

The buttons aren’t right, so I’ll change those out.  They are oval and so they never sit level.  That bugs me.
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Since I finished the sweater early, I knit another little thing…
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The Owlet in Simpliworsted color Natural Olive.  It is just as sweet as when I knit it in 2011.  This time I knit the size 18-24 months and it took 1.25 skeins of Simpliworsted!  Machine wash and dry…not itchy…perfect yarn for a kids sweater.
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Owlet

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We just got some sport weight yarn in from Louet too.  I started this great summer scarf, Strathcona, to test it out.
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Strathcona

I’ll let you know!  I haven’t ever knit with 100% linen.  It is stiff to knit but is supposed to soften up with machine wash and dry.  Fascinating!
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Strathcona

2 Responses to “February Sweater Week 3”

  1. Sharon says:

    I love the February sweater without sleeves! I was hesitating on knitting that pattern because I didn’t like the sleeves. You’ve inspired me to try it!

  2. tess says:

    Beautiful sweaters! And I can’t wait to hear how the linen yarn turns out – I have my eye on a top for summer that is knit with linen yarn…your scarf looks lovely so far!

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