Pattern: Lucia by Jamie Thomas
Yarn: Rowan Savannah 94% cotton, 6% silk
Needles: #8 (5mm) 32" circularsComments: I loved the pattern and the yarn. Because the cotton is wrapped in silk thread, the fabric has a slightly nubby appearance and the silk may have made the cotton more pleasant to knit than a regular cotton.
The finished garment has a soft drape, due to the "darts" and the nature of the yarn.I deviated from the pattern in several ways.
1. I omitted the "darts" on the sides and in the front, as I thought it would be too much fabric for me. I'm happy that I did.
2. I added 7 smaller buttons, rather than 5 larger ones as in the pattern.3. Instead of four rows of garter stitch at the hem I did 8 rows, which seemed to anchor the fabric more than the 4 rows on the sleeves, and kept it from curling.
It's a short cardigan (sort of like a bed jacket) and has a pretty flare at the back. It is really, really comfy. I intend to wear it three ways: buttoned, unbuttoned, and with the bottom button closed leaving the top flaps open, as in the photo directly above.
Also semi-done is a small flower pin to dress it up a bit. Look in later to see if I get around to that.