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Monday, April 26, 2010

Sprout Body Done

Spring is a busy time.

There has been some knitting getting done, but not as much as other times of the year.

Sprout's body is done, front and back. The shoulder seams are joined and now it's only waiting on some sleeves and a neckline finish.

Pattern: Cultivated Vines by Sara Louise Harper in the May, 2010 Creative Knitting

Pattern Modifications:
  • Knitting lower two-thirds of sweater in the round instead of separate front and back.
  • Pattern goes from size 38 (too small) to size 42 (too big). I'm knitting a between size, size 40 on 240 stitches.
  • Used neck shaping for size 38 and sleeve shaping for size 42.

Yarn: Knitpicks Cotlin, a DK weight 70% Tanguis cotton 30% linen yarn.

Color: Sprout, a summery green.

Needles: Options #4, 3.5mm.

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8 rows/inch in stockinette.


Jean said...

Should be a nice sweater. I love the nature photos in your last post, the apple blossoms are lovely (are they fragrant?) The Momma bluebird is precious.

Dorothy said...

Very "sprouty" looking. I ordered some Cotlin since you liked it so well and I'm liking it too. I've finished one little girl shrug and have started on the second. It certainly looks like it will be easy care, too.

Artseycrafts said...

It is looking great! I have some Cotlin which I haven't used but it's good to know you like it.

Renee said...

That's going to be beautiful! I really like the color.

Kathy said...

wow. I think it is really beautiful. Great job. I love the spring images in the previous post too!

Becky said...

Perfect color for spring. I like the simplicity of the pattern.

Ann said...

Sprout looks really good. It's nice (like a vest) even without the sleeves.

Judy S. said...

Glad to see Mrs. BB made a good choice! I love that sweater pattern so much I tracked down a copy of the magazine; yours is turning out great! How do you like the Cotlin? I used it for a market bag and was happy with the results.