I knit this in one week exactly. I purchased the pattern Feb. 27 and finished Mar. 5. As I said last post I had a deadline. I wore it to a Jill Scott concert last Thursday. She was un-fucking-believable. She sang from 8 until 10:45 without taking one break! She even changed shoes on stage. It was hands down the best show I have ever been too.
But you want to know about the sweater
Pattern: Lush and Lacy from Sweaterbabe
Yarn: Elann Highland Wool
Needles: Denise size 8′s
Mods: I made a size smaller (32) than the smallest one available by casting on 10 fewer stitches on the back and 4 on each front. I adjusted the body at intervals because of these missing stitches, for example, I did fewer decreases for my ruffle and toward the shoulder. The body is also a little shorter. The sleeves were knit according to pattern although perhaps a little shorter than specified. I also knit the button bands and collar in seed stitch just cause I like it better. I am really proud of this one. I wont be afraid of knitting in pieces any more. Set in sleeves are my friends.
These changes were more due to how much yarn I had than the pattern. I also wanted a fitted look and thought the lace would stretch the 34 larger then I wanted. I didn’t especially care for this yarn, it’s a little rough to knit with, it wears okay though. It burned the skin on my finger, though that may have more to do with how fast and how much I knit. This pattern really went fast, the lace kept it interesting and the threat of running out of yarn kept me going along with my deadline. I really work better, well faster at least, under pressure.
Next time an obscene amount of new yarn, my spring knitting plans and another concert.