Chinese Lace Pullover
I finished the Berry Lace Cardi and all the pieces are blocked. I'm going to sew it together tonight and hopefully I'll be able to get some pictures of it tomorrow. In the meantime, I've finally cast on with my Dream In Color Classy yarn (colorway is Cool Fire). I decided to go with the Chinese Lace Pullover from Knititude for my pattern and so far, it's working up nicely. The only change I've made at this point is to eliminate the waist shaping. As the pattern is written, the waist is 7 inches smaller than the hip/bust measurement and while that would make a very pretty sweater, the stitch pattern in the body is a rib. Since ribs draw in, I decided to just skip the waist shaping and let the ribbing add the shaping. A side benefit to this is that I'll have room for ice cream!
The pattern has directions for working the pullover in the round as well as flat, and since this is wool yarn, I'm working it in the round. If I was knitting it in cotton or silk, I would knit the pieces flat because seams add structure and would keep these inelastic yarns from stretching out. I might knit the sleeves flat, just so I can knit them both at the same time, but I haven't decided yet. I'm past the lace section at the hem and have started the ribbing for the body. This yarn is so soft, I just know I'll love the way this sweater feels. The Loopy Ewe has more of it in stock now, so if you missed out the first time, go get some! I'm dying to get some Into the Mystic and Go Go Grassy for other projects, but I'm trying to wait until other people have a chance to get some of this yarn before I go back for seconds (or thirds).