Ursa

January 29, 2021

Using reclaimed yarn from the Owligan.

Tried gauge swatch on pattern needles (10.5) – row was fine, stitch was about a half-inch small (I think).

Gauge swatch on 11s seems to be the right stitch gauge but row gauge is a bit big. Will need to compensate on sweater length.

February 3, 2021

Discovered that I did the “brk” (half-brioche?) wrong through the entire knitted flat section — it looks “twisted” in comparison to the rows in the round. Probably going to keep going anyway! The only place where the switch should be noticeable is on the upper back. crossed_fingers

Also, I think the sleeves might be a smidge small but I don’t want to make the v-neck any lower — might try a suggestion I got from Ma’ayan about getting a few extra stitches added when picking up sleeves.

February 3, 2021

After doing the half-brioche inside out during the bust dart, I ripped the whole thing back to start over.

February 10, 2021

Had to do one extra round after sleeve separate rounds in order to not do the half-brioche inside out!!!!

Also, starting triangle detail after only 2 rows of body pattern because my row gauge is long. (Looks like it will be 7+ inches to do the whole triangle detail, which is if anything longer than I was thinking I wanted)

February 15, 2021

Picked up sleeve, added 5 st instead of 3

February 18, 2021

First sleeve finished at row 7 of repeat 6, about 36 gr of the former-hat yarn remaining

February 21, 2021

Went down to #10 needles for neck finishing. Used up almost the whole amount of reclaimed yarn, only scraps left!

An October Day

tried casting on with 10s and it was very tight, much more comfortable to knit and a nicer drape on 11s.

August 28, 2020

On pause while waiting for longer interchangeable cable (50”)

October 12, 2020

I currently have: 214 stitches on the needle, and about 130 yards left of 547 total. It’s about 27” long and 60” wide

Need to have multiple of 6, so I THINK it will work if I don’t do 2 of the decreases in the first row of the edging.

October 13, 2020

Nope, my math was wrong (not only does the whole thing need to be divisible by 6, but each side needs to be divisible by 6 as well)

For other people checking on projects: your final row needs to be a number where (stitches-6)/2 is a multiple of six. (I THINK this is where the instruction of “after row 3” is important?)

But I should be able to manage it by decreasing 4 in the first edging row – two on each side, so probably turn one k1 into a k2tog at each end and right before the center panel

(I’m also wondering if somewhere I got my increases wrong somewhere in the body, since all the math seems to be slightly janky?)

Polgooth Socks

Dark grey for C1
Light blue for C2

September 1, 2020

fish lips kiss heel in C1

December 16, 2020

Cast on 2nd sock with 3 stitches more than the largest size, after about an inch of pattern, had them try it on and not quite big enough. Pulled back to cuff and reknit the single row of k with 3 increases evenly distributed, ended up at 6 stitches more than largest size