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April 26, 2009

Bountiful Bohus

Pattern: Bountiful Bohus by Chrissy Gardiner from More Big Girl Knits
Yarn: Cascade 220 in 7822 with small amounts of 8010 and 8401 (?)
Needles: US5 and 7 Addi Turbos
Notes: I made only a few small changes to this pattern. First I made my steek five stitches wide instead of 10. I've knit several steeked sweaters in 220 and always found that a five stitch steek is plenty wide. I also knit about an extra inch in the main color after the colorwork pattern before the short row shaping for the back. I found the length from the underarm to the neckline was a little too shallow for me as written. I wish I had made the sleeves just a smidge shorter. They should be bracelet length but they're maybe a bit longer than that. Otherwise I think I will be wearing this one a lot.