Wednesday, November 6, 2013


I finished Colette! The gray race is won.

Colette (mine ravelled here),
knit in Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere, Color 150 Slate

It's not a difficult knit, but it's not terribly interesting. Most of it is stockinette, although you wouldn't think so from looking at it. The two fronts are knit only to the diamond pattern, so they're primarily stockinette. The sleeves and back are primarily stockinette. The focal point of the sawtooth lace is added on at the end, well after you've lost interest in this sweater. I suggest looking often at Rachael Herron's to stay motivated. So pretty!

There's a TON of seaming. So. Much. Seaming. I had said there were eight, but that was not including sewing the sawtooth lace pieces along the front edges, so there were really ten. It was not for the faint-hearted. Glass half full: I got lots of practice with the mattress stitch.

I think it could have been smaller--I will never wear it closed so I probably could have gone down a size. But I don't think it's radically too big either. All in all, I'm really happy with it, and I plan to wear it to my family's Thanksgiving!

Now, back to Christmas present knitting...


  1. Bonnie--I LOVE this! But in all honesty, the first thing I did was check out those shoulders--were they seamed or raglan? Eight seams--omg! (But it is so gorgeous and the color is perfect for you!)

    1. Seamed. EVERYTHING was seamed--set-in sleeves, sleeve knit flat, side seams, lace edging seams...

  2. TEN SEAMS! (curls into fetal position and rocks back and forth)

    but seriously, it looks so pretty! Well done! :-)

  3. Beautiful! Congratulations!!