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KOTO.

Koto pullover, by Olga Buraya-Kefelian, published in Wool People 9. Yarn: Drops Merino Extrafine #2 black.

Lately I've been trying to conciously choose classic everyday staples for my next knitting projects rather than just knit anything on a whim and not really what I need in my wardrobe. This pullover wasn't the most inspiring to knit but I love wearing it and I'm sure it's one I will reach for over and over again.


The sleeves turned out too long for me after blocking. I hadn't realised that the shoulders would drop as low as they did, so I ended up with sleeves that are about 5 cm too long. The sleeves have cuffs that are folded double and joined by three needle joinery. I wanted to keep that detail, so I fixed the length by picking stitches from both the cuff and the arm, and then using kitchener stitch to join the two parts back again. This worked fine because the increases start higher up in the sleeve, so I didn't have to worry about the two parts having different stitch counts.

P.S. I love the name of this pullover. It's actually named after a Japanese string instrument, but the word in Finnish means literally home.



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  1. that is a beautiful sweater, love it! the swoop of the hem so so chic. Smart of you to focus on knitting wardrobe staples as opposed to just knitting on a whim- I am making more of an effort to choose garment yarns in colours that will be more wardrobe classics, and use the fun stuff for accessories.

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    1. I do the same thing :) Or use them for Theo's clothes.

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