Mother nature took back the early winter and allowed one more summery, clear, perfect weekend! I hope the weather lasts so I can wear this into work.
The pattern is from this book, but modified quite a bit (see all mods on rav page). There wasn't enough yarn for sleeves so I just crocheted around the armholes, and ended up using all but ~5 yards of 3 skeins of Spud & Chloe Sock (about 740 yards total). I was super bad and didn't swatch! All the comments I found were about how gauge was impossible, so I just used thinner yarn and smaller needle size than recommended, and hoped for the best.
Love how this turned out! Feather and fan lace is really very forgiving of sizing. This size supposedly fits a range of 30 to 36 inches. I bet it could fit 28-40 inches. There is no shaping, just the lace and then the godawful, neverending 1x1 rib everywhere else. Including the 40" neckband/bow, which then had to be seamed onto the collar. Holy effing mole!
This yarn seemed a bit scratchy when knitting, but after blocking grew up nicely and ended up with a a lovely drape/hand. Blocking is like puberty for yarn! The lace section streched to a bit longer than it needs to be, so the waist/bottom ribbing doesn't hit at the waist (and I am long-waisted), and the ribbing isn't tight enough to keep it at waist level. Other than that, this top turned out great! I wish I had a 40's hairstyle to match...
I enlisted DH to take pictures and he was much more interested in Cammy, who was much more interested in my new purple suede be-flowered heels which I got specifically for job interviews. No matter what, it is good to have kick-ass shoes, and a hand-knit top.
Cammy doesn't need kick-ass shoes, she is resplendent as is.