Wow, it looks much better in the photo here than in person. It will look better after blocking too. My swatch did, so I have proof. I have made things that didn’t turn out as nice after blocking, yet another reason to swatch. I used to just dive into a project thinking “it’s the right weight yarn and it should work in this pattern”. I’m wiser now after many learning experiences, swatch first and be happy with your finished object.
The under arm seaming went along easily for me, I ended up adding an extra repeat of the rows. I was concerned that they might not be wide enough for my upper arm size. Then when I added the waist band I realized I had somehow turned the knitting inside out. Rather than ripping back I added a row of purling to the bottom of the band and started the chevron lace pattern again. It is a bit more “detail” see it in the photo below?
Just makes it more “mine”.
I’m linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for On the Needles today.