I love this yarn and I love this knit! Aren't you glad when all things work out as planned?!
Pattern: Zickzack Tunic by Melissa Wehrle Interweave Knits Spring 2009
Yarn: Dawn 2 ply. 10 balls in brown. I knit the 36 1/2" giving me 1" negative ease (the pattern does recommend positive ease...but you know how that usually doesn't work out for me;) I did use the lengths in the 39" size.
I love this tunic! It is just what I was going for. The yarn is absolutely fabulous to work with and feels so nice against the skin. Silky and soft. I decided to knit negative ease on this one. Once wet, the pattern could really be stretched out. I did no pulling to show the lace pattern. I just layed it out wet and pinned it down. I could have really stretched it out if I needed to. After knitting the cowl neck and arm holes I gently steamed them with an iron so that they would drape nicely.
I know you are loving my green bracelet...another one of Heathers creations from friday night knit and chat. You request green...and she makes it....I just love her bracelets! Wait to you see the other one I got...but I need to knit the matching sweater first;)
I ended up using 5 buttons because mine were a little small. I like the odd number.
The pattern is well written. This is not the first Melissa Wehrle pattern I have knit...there was the kimono I test knit for Sundara a few years ago. I really love her patterns, they suit my style.
This knit will be on disply at Shall We Knit for a while...then it will come back home for some serious wearing;)