Posts Tagged ‘olive’

May Sweater Week 3

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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I’m getting there.
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It is a super easy knit.  Boring and super easy.  I am having a hard time being interested in knitting it.
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It’s actually so easy that I am trying to go really fast and am being sloppy.
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So sloppy that I somehow make this big loop of yarn on the back side?  Weird.
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I’m going to rely on really great blocking of this alpaca in the hopes that it will all smooth out:)
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I have 9 days left in May and the weekend off, so I think I’ve got this one.
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Are you doing June with me?  I get to knit that one too.
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Dark and Stormy is the sweater for June.  I haven’t chosen a yarn yet.  Have you?
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Dark and Stormy

May 2013 Week 1

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

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It began easy enough.  Garter stitch in the round alternating every 2 rows between a solid and a multi colored yarn.
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Specifics
Pattern: Olive
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Tonos Sock and Handpainted Sock
Needles: US3 24″ Circular
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I got gauge, but I felt like the collar was going to grow too much when I blocked it and that I would be always pulling at the sides to keep it on my shoulders.  I would hate that.
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Plus, the jogless stripes really looked bad.
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So, I re knit it.  I went down to a US2 needle and I added one additional row of decreases.  I think I ended up at around 130 stitches on my needle when I cast off.  20 some stitches less than the pattern called for.
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A beer and a couple collars

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I knit this one flat too and seamed it.  I think the seam looks better this way.   The seam goes on the top of the shoulder too, not in the back.  Interesting…
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Seams?

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The collar is cast off and then 211 stitches are picked up at the cast ON edge with a US5 instead of the called for US6.  The first round increases the stitches to 388.  Now, we are knitting stockinette stitch the rest of the way.  Easy peasy.
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I am alternating skeins too.  It is hand dyed afterall.  Better safe than sorry.
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Sorry about all the funny photos.  I got a new photography app on my phone and I am learning:)  It’s called Hipstamatic if you care…Carly made me do it!
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