Old Fashioned Girl (and FO Friday, one day late)

After months away — and a seriously bad case of startitis — I finally have a finished project! (I finished the knitting Friday, but didn’t get the buttons sewn on until this morning, hence the late addition to the FO Friday meme.) 🙂

Old Fashioned Girl 1
Pattern: Old Fashioned Girl (Ravelry link) from Verena Spring 2009. (Here’s the Verena link.)
Yarn: Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends, color Snow, 12 skeins (1236 yards)
Needles: Size 6, Size 8, Addi Turbo circulars.
Size: 42″ bust (XL). It has about 1 inch positive ease throughout the bust and body.
Mods: Used worsted weight instead of DK and larger needles to get a gauge large enough to produce a 42″ bust. About three inches added in length due to the larger yarn, as well. 8 buttons instead of 7 due to longer length. Cables crossed every 6 rows instead of every 4.
Satisfaction with end result: Very pleased. It fits well and feels wonderful. The picot edging around the neckline and the vintage buttons (from the Stitches South haul) are the perfect finishing touches.

It’s much too warm yet to wear it anywhere, except maybe an overly-air conditioned cinema. Hurry up, fall!

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