Koala ({c}loud)
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October 13, 2012

Koala ({c}loud)

Project info
lila[c]loud by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne
5 (but big enough to go up to 6 at least)
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Luna Grey Fiber Arts Supernova
none left in stash
3 skeins = 561.0 yards (513.0 meters), 300 grams
Luna Grey on Etsy

My mods:

-followed the pattern but used worsted weight yarn with size 8 needles
-the pattern says to knit the whole chart 2.5 times after the sleeve separation ending on row 10 but I did 3 times instead and ended with row 20. Then did 6 rows of garter stitch and bound off.
-for the sleeves (this is important!) knit 4 rounds of stockinette after picking up the sleeve stitches to stay consistent with the pattern. The pattern also doesn’t have you pick up any other stitches - just the ones on a stitch holder leaving a fairly large hole under each arm. I just whip stitched the holes closed but next time I would pick up stitches to prevent the hole and then just decrease to 40 stitches in those first four stockinette rounds.
-for the right sleeve: start the lace chart (rows 1-10) at the 3rd box (meaning skip the 1st 2 stitches in the chart). This will make the lace line up correctly withh the lace on the body of the sweater.
-for the left sleeve: start the lace chart (rows 11-20) with the 4th box.
-made long sleeves instead of short so I ignored the decreases and did…. repeats of the pattern on each sleeve ending with four stockinette rounds and then 6 rows of garter stitch.

Changes I would make next time:

-Make the button holes closer together than what it states in the pattern.
-alter the picking up of the stitches for the sleeves (as mentioned above).

My sweater grew when I blocked it so it is slightly too big for my 4 1/2 year old right now but that just means she’ll get more wear out of it!! :)

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by Luna Grey Fiber Arts
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187 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: September 11, 2012
  • Finished: October 15, 2012
  • Updated: July 22, 2017
  • Progress updates: 4 updates