Rose Garden Romance

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There’s definitely too much of a good thing. I love picot edging. I love this lace stitch pattern. But by Jove, this was excruciating to knit. It was boring and it took ages and it was not, not at all, fun. I think I just powered through because I love alpaca yarn so much. And it is a pretty jumper, isn’t it?

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I knit the pattern as described in a size 34, except that I made the sleeves longer. Originally it called for 2 inch à 2 pattern repeats before you start on the sleeve cap shaping, but I did five. Long sleeves would’ve been perfect, but I couldn’t bring myself to knit one more repeat of the lace pattern. (As I said, excruciating.)

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I’m really proud of my finishing at the sleeves and the hem. Picot edging looks so clean and professional! I don’t quite like the neckline, though. I think I cast on too many stitches, so there’s a bit of gaping going on.

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By the way, I know you can see my bra and I’m fine with it. 😉 I feel like a shirt underneath would ruin the lace effect, but maybe a beige underdress would do the trick. I’m not that worried about my modesty, though, so you gotta live with bra!sneak peek. 😀

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The pattern is designed to fit snugly, and fit snugly it does! I honestly wish I would’ve gone a size up, for comfort’s sake. I still think it’s super cute and romantic! That’s why I had to shoot it at the little rose rondel near my parents’ place.

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

Pattern: Nympheas by Susannah Hill

Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca (Sport, 100% Alpaca), 3900 tomate

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