Papu has also found the joy of destroying skeins. One day while we were shopping, Papu jumped on the table, took my freshly winded skein and had some fun!
... & after. Luckily this skein wasn't the one attached to the project.
Also I had some problems with the neckline lace. I blame the pattern though. At first I did as the pattern says: repeat 13 times and sew on. Well, it quite didn't work out. The lace wasn't flat at all. I tried to sew it on a few times with no luck. After that I decided to stretch it and sew it on like that. That did the trick and now it looks a bit more what it should look. All it needs now are small darts on the shoulders to assure that the lace sits flat on the back.
Without & with the stretch.
If it's supposed to work as the pattern says, I don't know what I did wrong. Needles are the same, yarn is about the same and I think I know how to read lace charts. Loose knit maybe? I don't know. Lace is often, if not always, pinned, but since the pattern said nothing about it I thought that it's not necessary.
Also I found it quite odd that in the lace charts on the wrong side rows the decreases are made with ssp, but in the verbose version it's p2tog. And with bottom part it says that it is entirely worked in k2,p2 ribbing, but if you work with the charts there are four adjacent knits on the first row.
Anyway, great design, not so great pattern. Or at least not noobfriendly at all.