Another project that finally made it from 95% to all done:
I tightened up the thread a bit more on the left hand side then the other when I sewed it up. I will do that as well with a bit of spare thread to even things out on the other side. When I get round to it...
Closer-up shots of the details:
If you don't have access to Ravelry, the yarn is a thick and thin acrylic by Texere called New Fancy. It is a good price and I like that it looks quite glossy.
But I felt a bit of a fool for ordering one cone for evalution, liked what I saw and ordered more before knitting up a tension square. How silly of me! I would have realised that it is thick and thin - just from looking at it that fact hadn't jumped out at me. Uh-oh.
I do like the effect of this in the resulting fabric. I just would have preferred this to be a smooth yarn.
I had to do some fancy foot work on the hem and the armhole facings. Neither of those would lie flat: both kept flicking over. Acrylic has that annoying characteristic of not blocking well. The hem was initially only half the height - I picked up stitches and knitted downwards, repeating the same yarnover pattern, finishing with a purled turning ridge row and knit up an inside stocking stitch facing that I sewed up.
The armholes started out with a three stitch wide garter stitch that I worked in while knitting this. The result was that they kept turning to the inside. So again I picked up stitches and even though the orientation is different to the garter band, I just knit out a K1 P1 rib. That seems to do the trick and stay in place where it's needed.
I still have some of this yarn left. Ponderations...