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Capsule Wardrobe and Knitting. Part 1. My Capsule Wardrobe Knitting Goals.

Before my preganancy I started to read about capsule wardrobes and decided to try and minimize my own pile of clothes. During these past two years I've been trying to define my own stye by really focusing on which clothes I wear over and over again, and which ones are just taking space in my closet.
And the results have been a bit surprising. I have always thought of myself as a colorful person and I thought I loved a bit quirky clothes. But the fact is I don't actually dress the way I imagined I do. I mean, I own(ed) those kind of clothes, but I seldom wear (wore) them. In the reality I kept reaching for the same basics over and over again and feeling the most comfortable wearing them. I do love colors, just not wearing them. It meant I had to redefine my style, my "uniform" and also my knitting queue. I cleaned away everything I didn't really wear and started to buy good quality basics instead. I also cleaned my knitting queue, replacing things that I liked only…

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 havin…