First worn: August 14, Amsterdam.
I happened to see the crocheted model (in cream) displayed at John Lewis’s in Oxford Street, only a couple of day after I’d started mine, which was quite motivating.
For the first time, I used the recommended Rowan Siena, which for some odd reason is cheaper here in Southern France than it was in London. I was initially planning on using the white or the ecru shade, but fell in love with the antique mauve shade when I saw it in the shop, and there was no turning back.
This yarn is amazingly beautiful, and adds so much to the finished work. It was well worth the price (I paid a total of 36 euros for the 8 skeins I needed to make this pullover).
This was rather work intensive, but I do love the puff stitch.
- Back side: Frogged the first 10 rows as it was proving decidedly too large. Started over with 94 ch sts instead of 118, but only did a 2-stitch decrease on row 15. Width at bottom is 40 cm
- Front side: 102 ch sts. Width at bottom: 44.5 cm.
- Neckline: mine ended up higher and tighter than in the picture, and than was really comfortable, so I frogged part of it and only did 1 “eyelet” row. It also looks less fussy this way.