Monday, October 01, 2007
Hi folks....Here's my version of Juliet. I know the KAL just got started, but I finished her last week and figured I'd share my thoughts. It's a *very* quick knit, and I scaled it waaaaaay down...casting on only 60 stitches at the neck. I feel that a smaller fit is more flattering on me when it comes to the trapeze /~\ shape. So, when it came time to increase stitches for the lace portion below the "waist", I only increased a few stitches to get the number appropriate for the pattern repeats. Less poof at the lace panel meant less bulk there as well, and I like the fit that way. If you're not into the poof there either, you may want to reduce the number of lace repeats in the lower half. The garter stitch strrrrretches vertically, so keep that in mind when knitting this one up, too.
I used 5 skeins of Reynolds Rapture (merino-silk blend...knit with one strand instead of two). I love the sweater and have worn it twice already:)