I finally finished!
it has taken me a couple of weeks to post pictures because i haven't had the time to get anyone to take some good ones...so here i am in my mirror!
i made the size small in a 70% silk/30% cotton yarn
first of all, i can't say i loved making this pattern. i think this is mainly my fault..being so cheap i spent $25 on a huge cone of yarn that is lovely. BUT the only way i found to add beads was to knot them individually onto a thread and carry it along (only on the purl ridges). this was ridiculously time-consuming. ALSO, i saw that i was running low on yarn as i was knitting down the first arm, so i stopped with that arm, began on the second and had to be aware to make the arms the same length, so they are now 3/4 sleeves. which i like, but i just love the look of the long-sleeved sweater.
also, mine came out more loose. which, again, i like, but it's not exacly as...sexy...as the original!
i have a thought to wash it (is this a really bad idea?
) hoping that it might felt a little and tighten up...any thoughts?
any comments are welcome...thanks!