Old Friend Pullover

Hey everyone, we’re about to start a knitalong of Erika Knight’s designs for MDK Field Guide No. 20: Atlas, and here is where we are going to chit chat about the Old Friend Pullover.

The Erikalong starts this Friday, March 18. For starters, some helpful links:

Knitalong Announcement: Get Ready! Let's All Knit Erika Knight - Modern Daily Knitting

For the pattern, the yarn, and all things Erika, visit the Field Guide No. 20 One-Stop Shop.

We who are about to knit a lot of stockinette salute you!

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I have a road trip coming up, 12-13 hours each way, where I am NOT expected to drive. Woo hoo!! It is going to be the perfect time to do a LOT of stockinette. Can’t wait!

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I can’t wait to cheer from the sidelines for everyone’s progress pics🎉

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I want to knit one, too, but need to finish some other projects that are MKAL or KAL-related. I’m trying to stop over-booking myself. Last year I had a few really busy months.

Susan K Schutz

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Over-booked. That’s the perfect description :wink: I just soaked and blocked my minis MAL last night, but I already had 3 projects on my needles when I jumped into the minis make-along​:upside_down_face:and I have 3 more bags with yarn and patterns already purchased. Cannot knit fast enough

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One month early last year I think I have four or five MKALs all at one time and had two or three more in the works for the following month. It turned into a multi-tasking stress-filled experience in knitting. I have to remind myself that the designers do sell the patterns afterwards or we can buy them for their reduced prices before the MKAL and not actually participate.

Susan K Schutz

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Lol, ain’t that the truth;)
Rule #1: Knitting is supposed to be FUN!

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(My) Rule #2: Never count the WIPs. It can be a scary thing. Just work on whatever your heart tells you to. :heart_eyes:

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I’m jealous! For some reason I can knit stockinette nonstop in a car, but when I’m doing it front of the TV I need more breaks.

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I started the pullover right after the field guide came out. Back is done and almost the front. A suggestion - make your swatch the size of the pocket and then use it for the pocket.

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I just started - I am a slow knitter, so I’m getting a tiny head start, and folks, I am in love with this yarn! It’s so soft when knitted. Also, I chose the lapis colorway, and it’s beautiful.
Good luck to everyone on their projects for this KAL!

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What a great idea.

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I want to make the pullover but it will have to wait for another time… I am neck deep in yarn but other commitments right now (watching my Littles (2 grands age 4 and 18 months) daily means very little knitting for a while! My daughter has started working with Hubz (CPA) and my days are HECTIC right now.

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That is a good idea since I’m not buying yarn for mine. I’m going to use a couple of my wool blend cone yarns held together for mine. So many cones of yarn around here. Oh, so many.

Susan K Schutz
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GrettaEtta
March 17

I started the pullover right after the field guide came out. Back is done and almost the front. A suggestion - make your swatch the size of the pocket and then use it for the pocket.

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Brilliant!

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After several froggings of the shoulder shaping, I finally started using markers to make sure that I was doing in the wrap and turns correctly. I’m doing the 46-48 size, so I placed a marker (the pink one) 34 stitches in from each edge to mark where my short row repeats of Rows 3 and 4 should stop and then I’m using a second marker (the blue one) to where my next wrap and turn is. 3 stitches from the last one. I kept counting 3 stitches including the wrap one. After the wrap and turn, I work 3 stitches, place my marker and go.

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For those of you who like to knit without swatching, BEWARE. Unblocked, size 10 needles got me gauge. Blocked, size 8 needles got me gauge, and the size 10s gave me an extra inch in both rows and stitches on what should have been a 6-inch square.

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Almost done with the first sleeve. I needed a longer tail than the 3 times the width to do the three needle bind off for the shoulders. More like 5.

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Just jumping in. Had originally planned on doing the hood, but the yarn is so amazing I decided for the big deal pullover. Starting with the pocket, thanks Kay! Loving this whisper, although the apt description of Truffle had me pining…

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Just placed my order for Barn Red! I’m jumping in. I’ve been dreaming about making this sweater for days/weeks! I’m trying (really really hard) NOT to buy any new yarn this year, but I just could not help myself! This will be my big splurge! Can’t wait to cast on!!!

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