. . . koraal . . .

Koraal

You see why it is called koraal ? (koraal is dutch for coral)

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The special cabling and the color of that gorgeous color reminds me of coral reefs. The yarn is Shilasdair Luxury DK / 8 ply
40% Wool, 40% Angora, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere, 302 meters / 100 grams. It  is supersoft: wool, angora, camel, cashmere !!!. And what’s more, it is dyed naturally with plant material in a Scottish island the Isle of Skye. This colorway is dyed with madder root (meekrap in Dutch and ‘garance‘ in French), a plant that is well known for it’s coloring capacities. Look at that glow.

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Koraal is a simple  oversized cardigan worked back and forth with decorative cabled and twisted ribbing on the sleeves and body.

 

 

It starts with a provisional cast on at the back (see here for my favorite provisional cast on). Both sleeves and the back are worked in one piece.

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Stitches are bound off for the neck at the back and cast on for the fronts. The sleeves are shaped using short rows. Once the sleeves are finished they are closed by a 3 needle bind off and the body is worked top down in one piece.
Apart from sewing buttons and weaving in ends, there is no finishing to do.

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Sizes
Oversized: intended to be worn with 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10”) of positive ease (chest)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
finished measurements (chest): 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63 “ (100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160 cm)

What you’ll need
± 950, 1000, 1050, 1150, 1250, 1400, 1550m (1040, 1100, 1150, 1260, 1370, 1550, 1700 yards) of DK / 8 ply.
Choose a yarn with some drape for the best effect

4 mm (US 6) circular needle or
4 mm (US 6) straight needles
crochet hook for the provisional cast-on

11 buttons (diameter: ± 1.5 cm / 0.5”
(size XXL and XXXL: 12 buttons)

4 markers

Gauge
20 sts and 30 rows stockinette stitch

Check it out here

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