October 7, 2013
US #10 needles, also used US #11 to knit the garter stitch. I knit the 42.5" size, which on me would have only slightly positive ease. But, based on my previous knit up, I felt I'd like the closer fit. The wool is my own handspun, from a Shetland fleece, and is very springy, so maybe that stretchiness is the difference.
Yarn quantity: 482gr, I didn't measure wpi or yardage.
Measurements: (taken with front bands overlapped, consider these measurements approximate)
Bust (measured at underarm) 39"
Hips (at hem) 44"
Cast on edge (back collar) to hem 21"
Underarm to hem 13 1/2"
Sleeve Length (underarm to hem) 18 1/2"
Used US #10 needles.
Used a cable cast on to start, the neck needed a firmer cast on.
I added on more short row round (2 wrap and turns) to the collar
I made 2 additional decrease rounds on the sleeves, and made the sleeves longer.
I made the button bands narrower.
We're expecting cooler weather later in the week, so maybe I'll get to wear this!