382 yards (size XS) reclaimed cotton, #5 circular needle
Gauge: 15 st =4 inches
Worked in the round from the bottom up, virtually no finishing, only seaming is an 8 st seam under the arms.
I used different double decreases than the pattern called for, everything else follows the pattern as written.
Pros and Cons:
I love it. Very simple, quick and easy. The "lace" pattern is very easy to "see" what to do next and if everything is lining up correctly. I strongly suggest using a double decrease that has no lean to it. I actually used 3 different DD's cuz DD's are a PITA to work in the best of circumstances and when using 100% cotton that has no give they are a bitch. The DD's I'd suggest are: slip 2 knitwise, k1, p2sso (I think this works best in the lacy pattern it makes a nice center mid-line DD) and the other DD I used in the round near the neck edge that says *yo, k3tog* I used a ---k2tog, return stitch to left needle, pass next stitch over--- (I think it makes a nice centered decrease with two equally sloping sides) I think I should have gone a size up cuz of the cotton/non-stretch issue, but I'm OK with this, it's a top not a sweater.
A couple friends are planning to work this as a cardigan with 3/4 sleeves. We just got done talking about over the phone. After I hung up I had a nagging thought in the back of brain and I went hunting. Yup, sure enough, the wonderful people at Garnstudio have also worked this pattern up as a cardigan with 3/4 sleeves! Drops #95-8.