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Re-drafting

by Ysolda Teague January 15, 2008

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Coraline4.JPGLook what’s blocking.

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I love it so much, everything that wasn’t quite perfect about the first version has been carefully re-worked and I’m delighted with the results. It looks better and it was simpler and more fun to knit. Plus I was being good and pattern writing as I went, so no awkward reverse engineering.

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The sleeves this time are longer, because my wrists are always cold and this is a nice snuggly yarn. I love the way the gathers grow out of the I cord edge.

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The yarn is an undyed alpaca silk blend from UK Alpaca, I used 4 100g balls. Need to email the company about the yardage though, since it’s not on the bands or the website* It is beautiful though and I was careful to incorporate the fact that it stretches considerably in length into the pattern. Slightly strange to knit something that looks too squat but I forced myself to trust the swatch + maths and it sighed with relief when I measured it after dunking in the sink. I think it’s precisely this lack of memory that will create the perfect drape for this pattern, the bamboo soft I used for the first version did the same (much to my annoyance since I hadn’t taken it into account!). It’s just ‘wooly’ enough though to give the smocking a wonderful depth and definition.

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* I got a response – a 100g ball is approximately 265 metres and the 50g balls 132 metres.


Ysolda Teague
Ysolda Teague

Ysolda designs knitting patterns, spent years teaching at events and loves to find new yarns and books to share.



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