Knitting

FO Friday | Starboard Rock.

The pattern – it’s called Starboard Rock – that I tested for Lori Versaci is now available on Ravelry. I can’t say enough good things about it! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to test … and to Katie for taking photographs last weekend.

That neckline detail is what first attracted me to the pattern. Lori nailed it … and I love how it showcases pearls 🙂

The fit is relaxed,

but still flattering.

I love the length – just long enough … 

but not too long. It’s fun to knit – the cuffs, hem and yoke feature an irregular rib … with plain stockinette in between.

The construction is easy – a back and a front, joined with a three-needle bindoff. Then the sleeves are picked up from the armholes and knit flat. The only seams are the sides and underarms (really straightforward mattress stitch and just a few ends to weave in!)

Lori offers two sleeve lengths – I chose the 3/4.

You can see all the details about my project here on Ravelry. The only modification I made was to the sleeve decreases. My row gauge was a bit looser than the pattern suggested, so I had fewer rows over which to work the decreases. It was an easy fix! Also, I chose the XS for about 9″ of positive ease.

In all, I’m delighted with the sweater and look forward to wearing it … once the temperatures drop below 90 degrees!

…and finally, one more eye candy shot. Have a wonderful weekend, my friends. Happy Friday!

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