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Caramel Knit .:. Nele Sweater

Sweater – hand knitted (Nele Sweater)
Jeans – made by me (sewing pattern: Morgan Jeans by Closet Core Patterns)
Bag – Clare V.
Shoes – Meindl

After the Sweater No. 9 I had the heart to try something a bit more difficult. The Nele Sweater by Gregoria Fibers is knitted *purl – 3x knit through the backloop – purl*, that’s why it takes a bit longer to knit. The pattern was fun to follow and I can recommend it to advanced beginners (scills you should know: italian cast on and off, knitting raglan).
Since I’m a beginner and I don’t want to spent a fortune on yarns that may not end in a great sweater I use a bit cheaper yarns. The Nele pattern calls for 3 strands of silk mohain (which is quite expensive), but I ended up knitting with one strand of Drops Alpaca (colour 302) and Drops Kid-Silk (colour 42). I’m happy with my Nele sweater, but could have gone one size down. After washing the sleeves grow a bit, that’s something Alpaca seems to do… I keep that in mind for my next sweater.
I’m wishing you a great week.
Sincerely

Stefanie

2 thoughts on “Caramel Knit .:. Nele Sweater

  1. Hallo Stefanie,
    ich bin schon lange ein stiller Fan von deinem stilvollen Blog und deiner tollen Handwerkskunst. Ich freue mich sehr, dass du wieder was veröffentlichst. Die Pullover sind ja einfach nur wow!
    Viele Grüße
    Anja

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