I just can not believe how much I love this sweater! It's a real surprise to me, because I was expecting to be kind of 'meh' about it. But I really think this is one fantastic garment! There are so many ways to wear it:
|The crossover drape.|
|The leaf-tab tie.|
|The center front tie.|
I complained a lot while I was making this because it was pretty tedious. But so worth it in the end! Only two skeins of Malabrigo lace, and I was able to make the sleeves exactly the length I wanted! I really want to do another one in a "winter" color.
I followed the directions almost exactly on this one. I thought the back might end up being a little short, and it does come to just above my waist, but I think if I'd gone any longer, the fronts wouldn't drape "just so."
|Partially covering the posterior region.|
|It's quite rectangular.|
All the advice I read on Ravelry suggested that this one either runs big, or grows with blocking, so I did the smallest size, which was for a 30" bust (mine is a whopping 33") and it is a perfect fit. So, word to the wise. Several people also mentioned being confused by how to (wet) block it, but I did what I almost always do: steamed the heck out of it with my iron. Quick, easy, painless. Except for that one time when I got a steam burn on my stomach. Don't ask.
OK, gotta go to the fabric store! Bye!