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Pomme de pin

May 21, 2012

Sometimes things lose in translation. Pomme de pin means pinecone, which in Swedish is kotte. Cardigan is kofta. Thus, I called this my “Kottekofta.” This was amusing pretty much only to me.

This was my first more complicated clothing project — lace, grafting, seaming, all sorts of fun-ness. I even had to re-work the neck band, which was already grafted, when it turned out to be way too long — putting in a retro-lifeline in this lace pattern in order to rip back was a profanity-laced experience.

I do kind of wish that I’d made it a tad smaller, but it’s a nice comfy cardigan in a very happy color. (That face, by the way, is me squishing an ant with my toe.)

Pattern: Pomme de Pin Cardigan. Knit in Cherry Tree Hill Andean Sport, color 1935, four skeins and change. Took about a month from start to finish, and the lace pattern was fairly easy to learn. I did have some issues with the sleeves, because it wasn’t clear how to work it during the sleeve cap shaping, and they came out different. Blocking and careful seaming means that nobody is the wiser, fortunately.

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