It’s all done and I love it! I actually finished knitting the sleeves last week. They were quick and painless, but blocking, however, took forever. We had some crazy storms, and this sweater just didn’t want to dry. But it was worth the wait because I think it’s just adorable!
The back is identical to the front. I like how the lace shows a bit of skin without being too much for everyday wear. I had a bit of a struggle getting the first lace stitch pattern to work for me, but this alternate lace pattern worked like a charm to create the look I was going for.
I went with 3/4 length sleeves so I could be sure that I’d get both sleeves knit from one skein of yarn. I didn’t want to fuss with alternating skeins. I was using Sincere Sheep Shepherdess, and I used two skeins alternated for the body and one for the sleeves. I adore this mint green color. I spent a lot of last winter searching for it and finally found this yarn in February, and I’m glad I didn’t give up on my search.