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  1. Li
    September 28, 2021 @ 9:55 pm

    Hello, I’m planning to knit this sweater in adult size XS (chest 35″) but with size L arms (15″) because that’s how my body is :) I’ve done the math– during raglan increase round, I’ll increase 3 sts instead of 1 sts at both ends of the sleeves, then after separating body & sleeves I’ll have XS back & front sts and L sleeve sts on hold. To get back to the stitch count for XS body, cast on XS sts for each underarm. Does this sound right? Or is this not advised? This will be my first sweater, and I think I understand the pattern and how I can adjust it, but maybe I’m way off? Thanks for the blog posts, they are really helpful!

    • Alexa Ludeman
      September 29, 2021 @ 10:08 am

      Hi – This sounds right to me! Another option is to increase the extra sleeve sts needed in increase round 3, and then take those extra sts into account in the raglan set up round.

      • Li
        September 29, 2021 @ 9:58 pm

        Ah! That sounds better! The increases would be evenly spaced during Increase round 3, instead of 6 sts increases per round on each sleeve during Raglan increase round. Thank you!

  2. Margaret Cole
    May 24, 2021 @ 5:28 am

    I thought I read that you should block the lace yoke before continuing on the body but I can’t find it here so perhaps I misread it?

    • Alexa Ludeman
      May 25, 2021 @ 10:08 am

      Hi Margaret – Sometimes it’s helpful to block the lace portion of a sweater before continuing, but I don’t think it’s necessary for the Love Note

  3. Elizabeth McIver
    January 23, 2021 @ 6:16 pm

    Hi, I’m using two different colours to knit this jumper. Where is the best place to make this change of colour? I’m knitting a small size which will be quite loose on me.

    • Emily Wessel
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:22 pm

      Hmmmm I’m not sure. Some folks have knit just the lace section in a contrast-colour – you could do that. Or you could change just after the lace ends.

  4. Aoife
    November 30, 2020 @ 2:18 pm

    Hi there, do you suggest binding off in pattern or knit wise? Many thanks in advance!

    • Alexa Ludeman
      November 30, 2020 @ 11:14 pm

      Hi – I personally prefer in pattern for this one, but there is no wrong answer!

  5. Robyn Badtke
    October 21, 2020 @ 7:03 pm

    On the sharp decrease for the sleeves to the cuff I’m confused. How do I go from 60 sts to 30 with k2,k2 tog. That would decrease to 40 sts not 30. Please advise

    • Alexa Ludeman
      October 22, 2020 @ 1:20 pm

      Hi Robyn – The instruction is to k2, then [k2tog] around – so you are decreasing to 30 sts.

  6. Elaine Sainz
    August 9, 2020 @ 9:24 am

    Hi! I’m confused on where to begin the short rows. On the medium it says: Short Row 1 (RS): K62. Do I begin knitting at BOR? If so, increase will be on one side. Please let me know. Love your work!

    • Alexa Ludeman
      August 10, 2020 @ 12:17 pm

      The short rows are worked symmetrically over the marker, you will need both rows 1 and 2 to see the symmetry.

  7. Kathryn
    July 24, 2020 @ 1:51 am

    When casting on you use 6 mm is the rest of the sweater also knitted in 6 mm and only the edging uses 4.5 mm thanks

    • Alexa Ludeman
      July 24, 2020 @ 10:13 am

      Hi Kathryn – Yep, the hem, cuffs, and neckline use the smaller needle.

  8. Dany
    July 4, 2020 @ 7:12 am

    I have a question about needles for the sleeves. You say that smaller sizes should use DPN but larger sizes can use a 16” circular. I’m knitting a size small, which is squarely in the middle of the range of all sizes. Would it be best for me to use DPN or 16” circular?

    • Alexa Ludeman
      July 6, 2020 @ 9:43 am

      Hi Dany – I think it will be pretty stretched on the 16″ circular, I think you’ll want to go with the DPNs

      • Dany
        July 15, 2020 @ 7:40 am

        Thank you! I switched over to my DPNs right away and am cranking through the sleeves. The tip to avoid holes at the underarms is fantastic — thanks again.