But for the moment, let me share with you why I'm pleased with these edges. The neckline and arm openings are finished with i-cord. It's devilishly clever (although I followed Vogue's instructions which are slightly different from those illustrated in the video).
I changed the hem, thanks to the very generously shared ideas of others who had made this and posted about it on Ravelry. Vogue wanted a turned back hem which I thought would be bulky.
|10 rows of simple lace & i-cord at the hem|
Things I learned:
- Trust the math. The pattern called for a gauge of 19 stitches and 26 rows in a 10cm square; my yarn swatch showed 24 stitches and 30 rows in the same space. I realized that if I knit according to the size large, the finished garment would be the right circumference.
- If it's not right, rip it back and re-knit. It doesn't actually take very long, and the not-quite-right feature would really bug me. I think I knit the front just below the lace yoke 3 times before I was satisfied. I knit the lace and i-cord hem twice.