Monday, August 09, 2010

FO: Coraline

Coraline-fo1

Pattern: Coraline by Ysolda

Yarn: 7.5 skein Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool

Needles: US 5 circular needle

Started: June 1, 2010

Finished: August 6, 2010

Coraline-fo2

Adjustments: The pattern calls for knitting the length to a certain numbers of rows. I found that my row gauge was quite different then what is called for in the pattern. I added 40 rows to accommodate the difference. Very happy with the results.

Coraline-fo7-buttons

I had intended on having 5 buttons, but when I found these they really looked better with just 3. It would have been to overcrowded if I put them all on. The process of making button loops using embroidery floss was a new technique for me.

3 comments:

KathyR said...

Your Coraline is really, really nice! I would never have thought of using Silky Wool. Hmmm...I do have some in my stash...

Bethany said...

Kris, it turned out georgeous! Well worth the time it took to do those fancy stitches! I love it!

accountantgrrl said...

Wow! I purchased that pattern on Ysolda's birthday and seeing yours has inspired me to make one of my own soon.

Fantasic job!