I'm so happy to finally be able to show you my Coraline cardigan, which I have been working on for a good while now, and which waited for a long time in my shelf before I got the right buttons for it (and actually sewed them on!). But here it is now - and I love it!
The pattern is Coraline by Ysolda. I did make quite a lot of modifications, read on for more.
Now this is a truly modular sweater. Part top-down, part bottom-up, part both: one sleeve is top-down, one bottom-up and still I had to rip and reknit both cuffs as they were too short (like the hem, too). I'm so proud of myself not giving up on this project; I didn't even want to at any point!
I did it! I've knit Owls! Not that that makes me so special - it is currently the most knit sweater pattern on Ravelry , but if you read my blog, you will know that I'm not the big sweater knitter. So every sweater feels like an accomplishment, like having climbed a mountain. In this case, rather small mountain, as this sweater was really quick to knit! And I love it!
Here it is. Finally! I bought the yarn for it in March, and finally I have started knitting my Owls sweater.
Due to my loose hand and Marks&Kattens Eco Ull yarn (lovely organic 100% wool) I'm knitting on 5mm needles instead of 6,5. I'm still working the L size, hoping that my gauge will match the one given! If not I'll need to lose a few pounds!
This seems to be a time for firsts. First design, and now an almost finished first sweater. I can't believe I have not blogged the progress of this prior to this post! I started it some time back, and am using the Xylem pattern.
I will post more photos and the stats once I get it finished - it's still missing finishing around the neck, and serious blocking for the hem.