Finally - a finished object. I know - its shocking, but true! And I even completed it in time with the Knit A Long. If that isn't a sign of the coming apocalypse - I don't know what is. Frogs falling from the sky has got nothin' on this one.
Wendy said this was a 3 day project. Lets just say that I knit in dog years.
Very easy to follow pattern and it turned out quite flattering I think. Definitely something that I'd wear regularly. I wore it over a white button down shirt to Heidi's house on Saturday night - so it's pretty versatile. Very much disliked the yarn choice - the drape of the finished object was really nice - but the yarn is SUPER splitty. Blech.
YARN: SouthWest Trading Company's PHOENIX soy silk yarn in Really Red (4 skeins I think)
NEEDLES: Size 7 Knit Picks Options
A few modifications I made to the pattern:
- Added an additional bust increase row
- Added an additional inch of knitting before splitting for the neckline. Now that I see it on I would have only added 1/2 an inch - because I'd have liked it just a little more open.
- Knit the seed stitch edging around the neck back and forth to create the keyhole effect.
- Didn't bother with the 1/2 inch seed stitch edge around the arms.