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Lilla Koftan
March 26 2017
April 5 2017
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Lilla Koftan
Lilla koftan by Petra Orrbeck
Patrick Harig
6 month
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine Color 120
263 yards in stash
Close Knit in Evanston, Illinois
February 18, 2017

Making this with DK yarn and US#4 needles. It’s turning out very tiny - maybe 6 month size? Love the pattern, yarn and it’s as cute as can be.

Made it a little longer than the pattern says.

I love this Schachenmayr yarn - it has a firm texture and didn’t totally lose it’s structure when I blocked it. I will be buying more. NOTE: this yarn says DK on the label, but on their website it is listed as a Lace weight - it is NOT a lace weight, just so you know.

Used exactly two skeins for this size.

I modified the pattern just a tad:

  1. I only did 3 buttonholes (because I like that look)
  2. I did M1 increases instead of the yarn overs she suggested.
  3. I did 22 rows for the body instead of 17 as the pattern says.
  4. I did 11 rows of garter stitch for the trim instead of 9.
  5. I did 22 rows stockinette for sleeves before garter trim

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by Schachenmayr
100% Merino
131 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: March 27, 2017
  • Finished: April 7, 2017
  • Updated: April 20, 2017