The February Lady is done. Really, this time.
Isn’t she lovely? And aren’t her buttons absolutely perfect?
I think so.
Since the last time I finished, I added two lace repeats to each sleeve. They don’t *look* much longer, but now they *feel* like they’re in the right place. I also added three lace repeats to the body. This lengthens the visual line of my torso, and makes me look slimmer. Now the whole thing needs a washing/blocking before I can really wear it, to remove excess dye.
February Lady Sweater, pattern by Pamela Wynne
Dream in Color Classy, color Night Watch, four skeins
Size 8 needles
Modifications to pattern: Added 5 sts to each front to allow for overlap of the button bands. This gave me one extra lace repeat on each front by stealing 2 sts from each button band. Continued raglan increases until there were almost enough sts for XS size, then increased the last 4 sts by kfb over just the back sts. Decreased one st for each lace repeat when I reached ther garter edge of the sleeves.
I have about 50 g of yarn left, and I’m dreaming of coordinating fingerless mitts.
I finally got around to washing my shells from Guana Island. I love the different shapes and textures. There are a lot more; this is what fit in the viewfinder!