…it took almost two months, but I think it was worth it!
It was an enjoyable – Size 9 needles. Shibui Maai and Staccato held together (pretty much heaven). well-written pattern with just enough details – knit. I even learned a new cast-on (it’s called “Channel Island” and I love how it looks like a picot…without all the tedious casting on and binding off and counting that a picot cast-on entails).
The textured pattern was easy to knit – and I love the detail that one of the sleeves is patterned, but the other is straight stockinette (I didn’t actually notice that until I started knitting the sleeves!)
A lot of the two months was waiting – first for another skien of Staccato (had to order it), then for seaming, then for picking up the stitches for the neckband, and the last five days…for weaving in ends (y’all know how I feel about that!) A more dedicated knitter (who doesn’t share my mixed emotions about finishing) could probably knit this in a few weeks, easily.
I do love the finished piece. The deep V isn’t hard to wear and the shoulder seams and picked up edge around the neck keep the piece in place.
And I love taking FO photos with Katie. She always brings out my very best smiles!