Here is a little reminder of the original pattern:
And here is my finished version:
The pattern was written for a 3 ply, and in one size only, so i had to make a few calculations to make it work in my 4ply wool, and made the body slightly smaller to fit me better. I wanted to keep the shaping at the armholes and sleeves though so they are the same size as the original and so maybe slightly out of proportion, but i don't think it really matters and i have really enjoyed wearing her.
I changed my mind about the buttons at the last minute as these little peach ones were a sweet match (and also because i want to save the pearls for a special event!). Here is a little close up of the wool too - it's so lovely with flecks of red, yellow and blue - it's Rowan scottish tweed 4ply in Herring (i think herring - maybe mackeral - a fish name for sure!) it's also lovely and light - but so warm as well.
Hurruh hurruh! Looking back i started this at the end of july. i love to think that it was started on the beach on a summer day, and now keeping me warm for winter.
Yours sporting the latest fashions,