~ a madelinetosh sweater!! finally :)
I love my husband ~ he never fails to make me laugh :)
I’m between the 1st and 2nd size so making 2nd size with recommended needle size ~ my gauge is always slightly smaller than listed so I’m hoping to end up with something closer to a 34” chest
I did wind my 2 hanks separately and then wound them together so there’s just one big cake to work from
I did the lifted loop increases as noted (a first for me)vs. my usual lifted bar increases and they look sooo much nicer!
blocking first really helped with the seaming ~ and that’s one perk to making a seamed garment v. a top down/bottom up…the seams are perfect places to hide all those ends!!
had a little trouble getting a really neat neckline join ~ the lace weight on large needles made it really hard to get it as perfect as I’d have liked but it looks pretty good
did a regular bind-off on one size larger needle (US9) since the edge curls in and you don’t even see it
starting weight of doubled skein of tosh lace was about 210g
sweater weight is 180.5g (28.5g leftover)