One last finished project to share, and certainly my favorite: Juliet.


This project has been made 1000+ times on Ravelry and there were lots of modifications to check out. Here's what I did:
1. I made a size smaller than I typically would. It was a good thing: it really did grow with blocking.

2. To keep the hem and front bands from curling, I did a 6 row garter hem and 4 st garter band. I knit the 1st stitch through the back loop and slipped the last st purlwise wyf on every row for a nice edge.

3. I increased the length of the sleeves. I placed the sleeve stitches on a holder and later picked up 5sts under the arm and worked the sleeves in the round 7x.

4. I used 2 strands of yarn for the garter top and sleeves and switched to 1 strand for the lace body.

I can't wait for our weather to warm up a bit so I can wear this! It will be great this summer with a tank top under it.

Pattern details:
Pattern: "Juliet" by Sarah Johnson/Zephyr Style
Yarn: "Deep Earth Worsted" by Woolganic; 10 skeins
Needles: US#10.5/6.5mm
Notions: 2x coconut buttons, 1 3/8"/35mm
Comments: Quick and easy knit--very enjoyable!

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