July 13, 2014
August 29, 2014


Project info
Coda by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
8 skeins = 1120.0 yards (1024.1 meters), 400 grams
Brooklyn Tweed

Fell in love with the design, it was must have for me.

Later discovered some design elements which I truly dislike. The first one – after following some finished projects I found out that curved back cable is a hell of a work to do. The cable connection sometimes looks not as accurate as in the pattern pictures, and to make it look neat and flat is not an easy thing. Need to mention the fact that I have a tendency to hunch, so the horizontal back cable is inappropriate detail for me and it will make my hunchback look even bigger.
The second one – front neck and back neck are at the same height. Yes, you can wear it in reversible way but it is not very comfortable when your back neck is always too low and your front neck is always too high.

So my Coda was totally deCoded:

  1. Made it buttoned. I am huge fan of cardigans, so immediately made a decision to cut it in the front. Red buttons was the first choice. They match very well to the Shelter Postcard yarn and make my Coda more playful.
  2. Omitted waist shaping for more loose effect. Made ribbed edges as tight as possible.
  3. Love seamed knitwear. Seams create a structure of the sweater, so the back and fronts are knitted flat and separately. Added selvedge stitches. Sleeves knitted flat too.
  4. Diagonal front cables and lace pattern mirrored in the back. Recalculated sleeve raglan and added lace pattern to sleeve caps. That trick made raglan seams disappear between cable and lace.
  5. Made armhole underarm shaping less deep and bound off gradually (13th picture).
  6. Made long sleeves.
  7. Italian 2x2 rib cast on for sleeves, back and front, tapestry needle bind-off for neck and button bands.

Anyway, Coda is one of the best my projects and I really love it.

Sweaterpile in the last picture:

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by Brooklyn Tweed
100% Targhee-Columbia
140 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: August 29, 2014
  • Finished: August 29, 2014
  • Updated: February 24, 2015