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I’m feeling a certain amount of hesitation about my Coraline sweater.
There are plenty of things I like about the sweater, and a few things that are causing me to rethink my commitment. The pattern starts out with a provisional cast-on and turned hem, which I decided to modify into garter stitch. My foggy brain can only handle so much right now, and maneuvering a crochet hook around my knitting needles wasn’t something I was up for. So I knit the garter border and really like how it turned out. You can never have enough garter stitch in your life, I think!
Then I went up a needle size to 4s and have been working on the stockinette for the body. The interesting detail here is that it has an i-cord edging which requires that you slip the first 3 stitches of every row. It looks nice on the front, but it’s not quite coming together on the back like I had imagined. Can you see the floats?
Then there’s the issue of this being a DK weight yarn on size 4 needles. It feels like it will be 2020 before I get this sweater done and it’s only been a week! I’ve already knit an entire ball of yarn (that’s 144 yards) and feel like I don’t have much to show for it. I only bought 10 balls altogether, and even thought that’s 1,440 yards I’m worried about running out of yarn!
So, I cast on a baby project in kitchen cotton to take my mind off these worries, hoping that things would become clear if I gave Coraline a couple of days off. Thing is, I’m just not sure yet. Sigh…