Monday, July 05, 2010

fo: coraline

coraline

right; okay. she's been finished for about a month now but i hadn't gotten around to the photography bit. the verdict? love. love love love. i can see myself wearing this over a cute dress in the fall, or like i am here with jeans and a tank on a cooler evening. it's versatile. and it's so soft!

i love the vintage-inspired smocking around the yoke, although i did not love knitting it - a bit fiddly and sometimes difficult on my fingers, but oh so worth the effect. i love the puckered cuffs. i love all the i-cord details. i love the hem. and i love the yarn (frog tree meriboo) - super-soft and drapey, although it's too warm to wear in a socal summer and i've yet to see how it'll hold up.

coraline

pattern: coraline by ysolda teague

yarn: frog tree meriboo (dk weight)

needles: US #2 & #4

coraline

coraline

mods: i lengthened quite a bit. i've come to realize that i'm long-waisted, and i need a couple of extra inches in the arms and body. i thought this would mean i'd need quite a bit more yarn, but no; now i have an extra couple of balls left - any ideas?

and now i'll leave you with -

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- gratuitous kitten photo of the day! (and messy workspace; whoops.)

31 comments:

Lien said...

Hello!! Long time lurker here..
Lovely cardigan - but yes, it took ages to knit!
I've just finished knitting my Coraline too. Just need to add the button holes. The smoking on yours look much neater than mine. I'm hoping the blocking process will iron that out!

FlauschiOhren said...

Wonderful cardigan, just gorgeous! And the kitty is just as wonderful =)

Chantal B said...

I love it. Great great work. Bravo!
...and too cute little cat!

Sara said...

Gorgeous!!! I love it! The kitty picture is the perfect icing on the post. :)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It's uber beautiful!!!! You made mods that work perfectly for you ~ love how you have the sleeves longer for the ultimate in luxuriously relaxed fit. Enjoy :)

Love the shot of Molly ~ what a cute kitty she is!

walterknitty said...

Yours is the second Coraline cardigan I've seen and it's lovely. Hmmmm, I probably have a sweaters worth of felted tweed. Your new kitten is super cute.

beigeberry said...

Looks comfy, keep the kitten away from it!

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Looks comfy, keep the kitten away from it!

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Perfect Coraline- looks fantastic on you. But really, why bother with Molly around...

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Kathy said...

I love your kitty! We have a tuxedo too. Your sweater is lovely.

Suzanne said...

Usually lurk, but this sweater is gorgeous! I wish they had a kids pattern--my daughter loved that movie Coraline and I think a sweater named after her would be great:-)

Reckless Glue said...

so much awesomeness in this post --love the cardi, love the kitty and I am also a Catherine Holm devotee!

Susan said...

Great job with the sweater!