FO: Desert princess ajour-patterned jacket
Pattern: from Verena magazine. (They don't go in for cutesy names in German knitting magazines)
Yarn: Schoeller and Stahl Scooter, colour 9857, 4 1/2 balls
Needles: 5mm circs, manufacturer unknown
Pattern modifications: I was supposed to pick up and knit ribbed sleeves on, but alas! the jacket has become vast enough as it is, and I suspect the human frame could not support its weight if I were to do so.
Time sucked: One week. Minus the arms
Lesson learned: Swatch more sternly in future. It is too big. It is just too big. Snacky little bolero, not so much. On the other hand, I learned something fascinating about shrug construction, viz: a shrug is just a square of fabric, turned into a tube. No wonder they are so popular!
I do love it, despite its vastness. I will try wearing it out tonight, perhaps, and we will see what happens. Anyone have opinions on the sleeves?