Monday, June 16, 2008

Complete Corona


Pattern: Corona (download now)
Yarn: Dream in Color - Classy, 3 hanks (almost exactly)

I've decided to leave off the pocket on this hoodie - the majority of opinions swayed to the "no pocket" vote.

I'm very happy indeed with how this turned out. The yarn is so soft and sproingy (yes, technical term) that I can't wait to purchase another batch for another project (and at this point, I foresee another one of these hoodies in the near-knitting future).

The honeycomb cable panel was sourced from a stitch dictionary. I haven't ventured into the wide world of cable design for a while (first and last time was the Alatus).

I'm not miffed about the hood being pointed, rather elven-like. I've had a few good suggestions as to where I can find a pattern for a flat-top hoodie, and will probably play around with that for the next hooded-knit.


One thing I would change (and you can't see it in these pics at all) is the sleeve-tightness around the bottom. I need to find a happy balance between sleeves that sit snug to your arm, and ones that don't leave little ribbed-rows on your skin!

As you can probably tell, I had a hand with these photos. It certainly pays off to get another human around to take the pics (in daylight!) so that the colours of the yarn can show properly. And these colours are quite lovely - they remind me of (80s child warning) a particular Strawberry Shortcake plastic figurine I had as a child. She smelled of strawberries :) Plasticy, plasticy strawberries.
Now that my three week love affair with this knit is over, I feel anxious to get started on a fresh idea. It just might kill me to wait out the next 21 days til the annual tent sale at the The Needle Emporium.
I will try to focus on writing up notes/a pattern for this knit.
Stay tuned.
unfortunately, I've tried to paste it here, but it just won't work with me.
Please see it here on Rav.

It blinded me with the maths!
Here are the discovered errata for the pattern:

These are the 2 things I found and re-calculated:
1. On the arms, the size medium should have a total of 40 stitches (pattern says 42) on the stitch holder. We started with 52 stitches and placed 12 on scrap yarn, so that equals 40.

1. After re-calculating increases/decreases and accounting for the arms being added and other stitches being placed on holders, this is what I came up with - I re-typed this section of the pattern:

Joining Arms to the Body
Pick up Body and knit to 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts before first side-marker.
Put these 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts on scrap yarn. Remove side marker, and put the following
4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts on scrap yarn.
Place marker, pick up and k the 40 (40, 40, 48, 52, 54, 64) arms sts not on scrap yarn.
Place marker.

K across back of sweater until 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts before second side
marker. Place these 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts on scrap yarn, remove marker, and place
following 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts on scrap yarn. Incorporate second arm in the same
manner as the first. K across front of body and cable panel. just joined the sleeves, and will graft them together at the armpit during finishing.
You now have 200 (210, 220, 252, 300, 316, 356) stitches not including those on scrap yarn.
Work one WS row.

Thanks to michelleh13 on Ravelry!

At the bottom of page 2, after creating the extra 20 stitches for the cable, it says:

Work around body, and when you return to the beginning of the cable panel, work the sts
you placed at the back of the work. (you should k2, p2, k12, purl 2, knit 2).
Now you have 124 (
135, 148, 200, 216, 236) sts for the body.

Since after the 1st increase row it said:
You now have 104 (114, 128, 144, 180, 196, 216) sts.

and we added 20 stitches, so the line at the bottom of page 2 should read:

Now you have 124 (134, 148, 164, 200, 216, 236) sts for the body.


Errata or my mistakes (Size S)??

At the bottom of page 2
X Now you have 135 sts for the body.
O Now you have 134 sts fot the body.

In the middle of page 3
X You should have 147 sts
O You should have 146 sts

After joining the arms to the body, I have only 210 sts on the needle and 8x4 sts on the scrap yarns, instead of 221 sts. Did I make mistakes? I’m confused. But I try on this sweater, it fits. I don’t find any problems so far.

When there’s 6 sts left on each sleeve:
RS: K to marker, sm, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, sm, K across back, sm, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1 sm, k to end of row.

At the beginning of the hood, I have only 98 sts, instead of 110 sts. But the sweater still fits well.



Cyn said...

So pretty!

I am lusting after that Dream In Color yarn - now more than ever. I've got some Smooshy and it's so lovely to knit up but I haven't tried the Classy yet.

Wait - you only used 3 hanks? Even with the hood?

soknitpicky said...

Oh, I think this is my fav of your designs yet. LOVE it!

Elva Undine said...

You are *such* a fabulous designer! I can't wait to knit this come autumn.

Anonymous said...

That turned out really cute! I think it would be cute with or without the the color too :)

Kai said...

It's gorgeous! And I'm really glad you went with the 'no-pocket' option. I love it!

The yarn looks lovely too.

juicyknits said...

This turned out great! Congrats!

Unraveling Sophia said...

I remember Strawberry Shortcake!! ha ha!

That certainly turned out beautifully. Its great to see it - and can't wait for the write-up.

Alyssa said...

I love it! The it so cute and the cable details are perfect...can you write this pattern up because I really want one.

Hilary said...

I cannot tell you how much I love this sweater! You are SUCH a fabulous designer -- every creation is even better than the last (as impossible as it seems)! I don't know how you'll outdo yourself on this one, but I can't wait to find out!

Dea said...

This is a really cute sweater! I saw it on Cratster and I just had to come and see it on your blog!
I would love the pattern, if you would consider making one :)
Now that I'm here I might as well have a look around.
summer sun from Denmark

colorlessblue said...

The collar edging is a fabulous detail!

Sel and Poivre said...

'Love the shaping on this piece!

Susan said...

That looks great on you. The cable detail is perfect and the no pocket decision is a good choice.

Johanna said...

I love this hoodie! Waiting for a pattern..

Poethead said...

I love this hoodie!! Please, write the pattern! Will pay gazillions of dollars for it!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sweater! Please write up the pattern, please?

KIm said...

Love this sweater and the hood! I could wear three of these! (Not at the same time, LOL.) Yes, please write up the pattern!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! You are such an *incredible* designer!! This hoodie is something I'd totally wear!!! :D :D :D Can't wait for the pattern!

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Natalie Rush said...

Have the errata been fixed in the new pattern?

I plan to cast on soon with some lovely malabrigo and just wanted to check! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

i can't wait to cast this on. :) I blogged about it too

Kelli R said...

I absolutely love this pattern! Just finished it and want to make another. But I'm thinking of doing a different cable pattern this time-- do you have any suggestions? I'd like to stick to a 20 st cable pattern as I'm new to cables and not confident about modifying. Thankyou so much!

Unknown said...

Can someone explain to me how to knit the cabled neckline from the body? I've tried this 4 times and i still dont get it. I'm fine until I put the 20 stitches on the 2nd circular needle but Im confused how to knit that from there. I've looked on the internet for any tutorials and directions how to knit this and I can't find anything. Please help!