|Close up to show the lace pattern and the buttons|
The shaping for the V-neck is to the sides of the pattern rather than at the neckline, and I did a moss stitch button band, which had to be a bit wider than I would normally have done to accommodate the buttons which I bought at Hammersmith Vintage Fair hoping that they would match the yarn and they do! They are a bit larger than I'm used to using but I think they look fine. And I've got plenty left, so if I can find some fabric in my stash that will match them I can use them for a shirtdress pattern too.
This didn't take long to knit at all - I'd already done the ribbing when it was going to be the Sam Stewart cardigan and the back and sleeves are stocking stitch. I'm very pleased with how it's turned out.
|Here with my pink Ditto birds dress, which has the occasional yellow bird on it|