Following stitch count for size 31 1/2 but with larger needles, to achieve size 34.
19/12 - front and back done, but the twisted ribbing has a lot of bias… So I picked up stitches form the end of main body, cut off ribbing, and will try to see how it looks with a lace bottom edge instead of the twisted ribbing. I am also thinking that since I have quite a short trunk, it might look nicer on me without the tummy pocket, and the lace edge might be a pretty replacement… let’s see if it works.
27/12 - I think the lace edge worked out nicely. For balance, I also omitted the ribbing from the sleeves and instead did a folded hem: 10 rows stst in smaller needles, changed to larger needle, 1 row purl, 8 rows stst and then folded and knit each stitch together with a cast-on stitch. Sleeves done, now I need to sew them in place and on with the cowl…
28/12 - sleeves attached, looking forward to working on the cowl and finish it this week-end - and I hope the weather will be good to allow washing and blocking!
30/12 - I underestimated how long the cowl would take… I first picked up the stitches around the neck, and then counted them: I got them the same as for size 34. It’s a bit wide, maybe I should have picked up fewer stitches. But it’s still OK: since the body is simpler, without the pocket, the fuller cowl is not overdoing it.
31/12 - stopped the cowl at 14” intead of 16.5”, I think that will do!
Color: not as pink as in the outside photos, nor as orange as the inside photo. It’s really a deep cherry red.
03/14 - I wear this a lot! But I’ll re-do the neck at some point, it feels a bit heavy and I also feel cold round my neck, so I will make it shorter and not as wide
02/15 - I reduced the neck considerably, much better!
updated yardage, will post pics later