I finished Honeysuckle (Rav link) over break and blocked it, which was not the most fun experience ever. This yarn sucks up water like crazy, and it took three days to dry. Three freaking days. The hems dried a little funny, so I might try to steam them to be a little straighter, but since the yarn is so drapey I'm hoping a few days of wearing will help it out.
Overall, the pattern was not very specific, so it's definitely more suited to someone with a little bit of garment construction and lace experience under their belt. I went "whaaa?" at the pattern a few times, but in the end I just needed to read it a little more closely.
I also just used one button and buttonhole instead of the six recommended. I really liked the line that it created with just one, so I left it. I think this will be a good little sweater for extra coverage while wearing tank tops, short-sleeved t-shirts, and summer dresses.
Pattern: Honeysuckle Cardigan, from Classic Elite #9136, Meadow, by Sarah Barbour.
Yarn: Classic Elite Firefly, Color 7754 "Hyacinth", 4.5 balls at 155 yards per.
Needles: US 5 Addi Turbo Lace
Time: Approximately 2 months from start to finish, with other projects in between. Knitting took about a month and a half.
It's so cute!
I really like it with just the one button. I think it visually breaks up the lace nicely.
It looks so good on you!
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