Le Simple Knitted Bodice, she is done!
Project: Simple Knitted Bodice
Yarn: Anny Blatt Merinos in Chocolat, under 7 balls
Needles: Addi Turbos and KnitPicks Options US size 6 for the body and sleeves and size 1 lace panels and purl ridges
Start: October 1st
Finish: November 26th
Thoughts: In my four years of knitting, I think this is my very first truly wearable garment I have made. I’m not counting the scarves, hats, wristwarmers, and socks. I really love the color, the drape, the fit. I’m really beside myself with this sweater; it’s almost like an early Christmas present for me. The yarn was really wonderful to work with, and it was alredy in my stash, which is an extra bonus.
Modifications: It was a sport weight yarn, so luckily I got stitch gauge. Row gauge was a different issue. I added a few more rows at the bottom to get the right length. Based on Silvia’s advice, I made the lace panel at the waist two inches instead of three. I opted for the short sleeves, because it was more versatile for our Southern California weather. It was a chilly 60 degrees today, perfect for long sleeved tee underneath. I definitely recommend this pattern. It was clearly written and the two row stitch pattern for lace panel was easy to remember. I may make it again some day, but I would definitely use worsted weight yarn where I got row gauge. I think it would go a lot faster. Next up: holiday knitting, featuring quick and easy projects.