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Golden Coraline

Added Feb 14, 2010

by nettie

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I LOVE this!!
It’s so warm and light!
AND I kicked kitchner stitch ASS!!

I would be a bit happier if it were a little larger, but it will make a great spring/summer sweater.

Yarn: Silky Wool
Needles: Size 5’s
I think I should have gone down to 4’s for the body. I knit tighter in the round. I like the look of the sleeves more than the body, I think the smaller needle size would have made them closer in texture.

Mods (intentional): I didn’t do the hem, because I am a lazy ass. I used seed stitch, which I love. I didn’t do the i-cord sleeve detail, because I am a lazy ass. I subbed in seed stitch here as well.

That i-cord bind off is some kind of genius, so I did do that.

Mods (unintentional): I started the body with the stitch count for the medium and larger needles. The more I read about how much this yarn stretches, the more worried I was that it would be huge. So I decreased down to the small count and dropped a needle size.

In hindsight, this was maybe overkill. One or the other was probably fine. There is also some definite fudging of the pattern at the top. My stitch count was off by two and I didn’t do the short rows, so I winged it a bit at the end.

For my first bottom up sweater, I’ll call it a success. I didn’t particularly enjoy the process, but I love the sweater. I’m thinking of adding just one button right at the bottom of the smocking, but for now I call her done.


Material Notes

yarn , elsebth lavold, silky wol




Garment Type
Silk, Wool

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    Feb 18, 2010, 10.59 AMby amibambini

    It’s really beautiful, and I loved reading your learning/figuring out process. You have inspired me to pick up a pair of needles and start learning how to knit in something other than a straight line! Well done hon.

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      Feb 19, 2010, 07.26 PMby nettie

      Thanks so much! Knitting sweaters are easier than you would think. You could totally do it!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 08.57 PMby chillwear

    WOW just beautiful, wish I could knit this well ;-). The color is stunning!

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      Feb 19, 2010, 07.26 PMby nettie

      Thanks so much!
      It’s super easy, until you get to the smocking. You should give it a try.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 07.00 PMby carottesauvage

    Scrumptious, special notice to the smock effect. Great for a first timer. I love Ysolda’s patterns, the Ravelry queen

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      Feb 19, 2010, 07.25 PMby nettie

      Thanks!! I have knit sweater before, but this was my first bottom up version ;O)

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    Feb 15, 2010, 03.20 PMby ink

    Beautiful ! Love the colour !!!

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      Feb 15, 2010, 08.57 PMby nettie


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    Feb 14, 2010, 10.48 AMby niña blanca

    It’s very nice…I love the colour.

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      Feb 15, 2010, 08.56 PMby nettie

      The color is my favorite thing about the sweater!

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    Feb 14, 2010, 08.51 AMby strickmeise

    Really well done, I love it!

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      Feb 15, 2010, 08.55 PMby nettie


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    Feb 14, 2010, 04.32 AMby cquinn13

    It looks great! I really need to learn to knit…

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      Feb 15, 2010, 08.55 PMby nettie

      Thanks!! You should totally learn how to knit, it’s a portable craft ;o)

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