Interweave Knits, Spring 2003
Designed by Leigh Radford
Cotton Ease Strawberries and Cream, about 5 skeins.
Knit at 19 st. to make a slightly smaller size than the size large, and decrease the amount of "growing" of the cotton.
Comments: This was a fun sweater to knit. Just the right balance of stockinette plus something more interesting. There are 3 different lace stitches and none of them were hard, but I found the "bead stitch" (the one on the outside of the yoke) required a lot of concentration. The "purse stitch" (the larger, inner portion of the yoke and the hem) was super easy but seemed to take a long time.
In the end, I'm not 100% thrilled with a v-neck sweater. It's not my favorite sweater ever, but it fills a gap in my wardrobe for a dressier sweater than I ususally make. I've already worn it and got a lot of compliments.
And I love the lace edging on the sleeves!