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FO: Josephine top

Pattern: Josephone by Deborah Newton, Interweave Knits Summer 2007

Yarn: Karabella Vintage cotton, 5.5 balls

Needles: US 2 and 1 Addi Turbos

Notes: I removed one repeat of the pattern (1 rib setion + 1 lace section) in order to create a bust size of around 32.5 inches.  I also chose not to make the knitted cord.  I prefer the contrast of the ribbon, and I hate making cord!

I’m very happy with this sweater.  It’s delicate and light, and the fabric drapes beautifully.  The only modification I’m still considering is to removed the bottom edging.  It’s added on at the end, and I think it makes the body hang a bit too straight.  I’m not sure though – I may keep it!  My sweater is an inch longer than the pattern calls for.  I chose to add a bit of length to the section after the lace before the armholes, because my lace section came out about an inch longer than specified.  I’m happy with the length.  The modifications for size were easy, and I would encourage anyone wishing to make this size to give it a try – it really isn’t too bad.

Lots of love for this pattern, which was clear and easy to follow.  It does have a lot of finishing – the sleeves are picked up and knit with short rows, and the neckline and hem are both added on.  It really didn’t take too long, all things considered.  I had to go down a bunch of needle sizes, but that’s pretty typical for me!  I highly recommend this pattern!