Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 29 March 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

Another week staying put at home means lots of time for sewing and knitting. I have finished the
body of the Loeanneth Sweater.

 I have weighed the ball of Royal blue yarn. It came in at 38 grams, which means I can use 19 grams per sleeve before I have to make a decision about what else to do with the sleeves. When I was working on the body of the sweater, I did some math and I figured out that I can get 210 stitches out of a gram of yarn. So, going by that I can get 2 1/2 rows on the sleeves per gram of yarn. Given that each row has 84 stitches, I should be able to get 47 1/2 rows out of the 19 grams. That gives me about 7 inches worth of sleeve, which on me is elbow length. So I will have to do something using another colour again.... perhaps just a strip of the light blue before changing to the denim, rather than adding colour work to the sleeves. I don’t know yet. However, given that the sleeves will work up faster than the body of the sweater,  I will probably have made a decision and have it ready to show by this time next week.
In the meantime, I’m going to take Kathy’s advice. I’m going to link to her Slow Sunday Stitching and then read through the other posts to see what everyone else is up to in Slow Sunday Stitching land.


  1. You know what, I think you running out of each colour of wool is a blessing because what you have dreamed up is fabulous. I love how you are going with the flow with this beautiful sweater. I am in love with what you have imagined. So, so gorgeous!

  2. That is so pretty... wow that's a hard pattern! A real testament to your knitting expertise!


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