I got a little bit of knitting done on my Lace Stripes sweater while traveling.
Knitting this sweater was the first of my summer goals, and I'm glad I prioritized it, since I've already worn it three times. I wanted my Lace Stripes to be like a comfy sweatshirt, but nicer, and the finished product lives up to my dreams. It's classy, slouchy, stylish and the perfect extra layer in the summer heat.
I knit this up in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Ivory, just like the pattern told me, and ended up using 7 skeins. I knit the 41" bust size. A little word of warning: Allyson designed this sweater with 4" of positive ease, which is not my thing. I mostly go for the negative ease, but I figured if I knit the size at my actual measurement (41"), that it would fit tightly. Wrong. It's loosey-goosey.
I did make a few modifications. First of all, I added two stripes-worth of length, so it hits just below the bum. I have a long torso, so I knew I wanted a little extra length. Second, I started the ribbing for the neckline one row early, to make it more boatneck-y. Yes, that's a technical term. I also did my standard mod: knitting the sleeves one size smaller than the body. I have me some skinny arms.
Ooo! Also! I conquered my "Reading while Knitting" goal! This was the perfect project to knit while reading Shakespeare for my acting class. So that's like, half of a summer goal, right?