Tuesday Queuesday – Solo

It’s Tuesday Queuesday! Don’t know what that is? I don’t blame you, we just made it up! In these posts we’ll talk about our plans for future projects. A place to gather thoughts and figure things out.

Ok Fezziwig unleashed an absolute SWEATER MONSTER deep inside of me because here is my queueueueueue-ing of a sweater I finished the yoke on last night.

  • Pattern: Solo, my project page
  • Date queued: Never? I use my queue very specifically
  • Yarn required: 531 – 1050 yards (bust sizes 86-90-94-99-104-109 cm)
  • Yarn purchased: Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine in Rope Swing, 5 skeins (985 yards)
  • Difficulties foreseen:
    • Sizing – I chose size 46 to give me some positive ease, but I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THIS IS SUPPOSED TO FIT
      • Seriously, why don’t knitting pattern designers give EASE guidance
      • WTF TELL ME HOW MUCH EASE I SHOULD KNIT FOR
      • OR AT LEAST HOW MUCH EASE IS BUILT IN
      • ALSO A MODELED SHOT WOULD BE NICE AND NO THE MANNEQUIN DOES NOT COUNT; WOULD IT COUNT IN A DEPARTMENT STORE? NO
    • The pleats on the sleeves are new and interesting
    • I wonder if my alpaca blend yarn will grow with the weight of a sweater on it

Gauge Swatches:

I knit my single swatch on the pattern recommended needles, and blocked it by soaking it and patting it out and then magic happened. Bang on for stitch and row gauge:

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I feel like it’s weird there’s nothing here for scale. Like…this is the most useless picture ever. But, it’s my swatch! PROOF.

And for my current progress?

It’s…progressing. Quickly!~

Et voila! A pleat! #wip #solo #junipermoonfarm #knitting #knittersofinstagram #redditknitters

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And I’m on the second skein. Just like that.