City Shawl & Simple Knitted Bodice
Pattern: City Shawl by Glampyre's Stefanie Japel
Yarn: Romance by Rowan, color #98 Twilight
Comments: This is a perfect yarn for this project. Soft, warm, with a little "bling". What's not to love! I used size 17 32" circs. It took me 5 balls, but if I had to do it over I would have gone for a 6th.
This was made to give to my grandmother for her 9oth birthday.
Pattern: Simple Knitted Bodice by Stefanie Japel (again) for Stitch Diva
Yarn: Disco Lights by Tilli Tomas in Limeade Breeze, Pure & Simple by Tilli Tomas in Limeade Breeze
Comments: Pattern is well written. It is knit in the round, with minimal finishing work (which I love). I had to rip out the collar once due to the fact that it was floppy. By decreasing the number of picked up stitches on the second try, I no longer had that problem. I wish I would have bound off the bottom tighter as well. It is too loose.
I also had an entire ball of the Pure and Simple left over from the project. It is a pricey yarn, so that was disappointing.