All the details:
- Pattern: Oblique (free!)
- Yarn: Knitpicks Andean Silk - 15 skeins in Cream
- Size Extra Small
- Needles, whatever the pattern recommended
The only major change I made was to lengthen the sleeves a bit which is something I almost always do on my sweaters (yes, I have gorilla arms). The sweater came out longer than it should have though (and used more yarn) because I wasn't thinking about the fact that alpaca yarn (drapey) and lace stitches (drapey) would be really drapey and should probably be measured vertically, rather than just laying the pieces out to check length. I actually love the length of it, but if I hadn't had way more yarn than the pattern called for I would have been a very upset Pink Lemon. I haven't put in buttons yet, but I did make the buttonholes for the top two buttons - one on each side to hold the sweater overlapped. I really like the way it looks unbuttoned (and it seems to be staying on just fine) and if I want to close it up, I can always use one of my shawl pins. I'll probably wait before I decide for sure what to do with it buttonwise, but if I decide to totally skip them and just pin it, I'll just Kitchener-ish stitch the buttonholes closed (maybe it would actually be duplicate stitch) anyway, I'm 99% sure I can fix it so no one will ever guess there were buttonholes there.
Happy? Oh yes! I think I'll really get a lot of wear out of this one! That's one more sweater for Fall, one giant leap for the Pink Lemon's Fall Wardrobe! (Yeah, sorry about that one.)