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Mai Kai

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Sweater Surgery taught by Carol Feller

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Sport (5 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Geeky
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What needles did you use? US 6 / 4.0 mm / UK 8

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What materials did you use? Taiyo Sport

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I made this based on Myra Wood's new colorwork book and on the Kai pattern that used Firefly. Of course, heavier yarn needs more ease, and also the darned thing was just way too long, especially for all that color change. So, time for some SURGERY! I liked the blues and purples, but not the browns, and it needed to be 3.5' shorter. So I took off the knitted-on sides up to where I needed to cut, then I cut out the browns, and grafted the bottom 4 or 5 inches to what was left of the top part. Then I added some short rows to the unstitched sides (to add some width at the bottom) and grafted those onto the center panels. Now I will cut off the excess at the bottom of the sides and finish the edgings. This is fun!

06/18/2014 Flag

BTW, this photo is the "before". "After" will be posted soon!

06/25/2014 Flag