I'm on a roll.... Marcella is done!!
Pattern: White Lies Design's Marcella, purchased at Stitches West 2006. Not available online, but the same pattern is in Vogue Spring/Summer 2006 (Lace Edge Jacket).
Needles: Addi's US7, circular 24"
Alterations: I knit a slightly bigger size due to my gauge being too tight. I did not attach a button as the closure. Otherwise, none.
Impressions: I feel a little whishy-washy about the pattern. I love the design, and I love how mine worked up - I did not love that I paid $9.50 for the single pattern at Stitches from White Lies directly then saw the same exact pattern (by the same designer) in the next $5.99 issue of Vogue Knitting a month later (which contain quite a few patterns, not just one). I used my single pattern most of the time due to my gauge (the Vogue version is a slightly smaller gauge with slightly different sizing), but I found that I had to refer to the Vogue version when the directions in the one I purched got a little muggy... So I guess you could say that the Vogue directions were clearer. So, like I said, a little whishy-washy about it.
I really like the Main Line yarn, I'm so glad I added more to my stash when it was on sale. There were a few rare time times when the yarn plys were a little splitty, but it didn't bother me so much as to prevent me from using this yarn again. The resulting fabric is lovely, I'm sure due to the cotton/merino blend.
All in all, I love the garment. It looks adorable with jeans... and I was even thinking I may have to sew a simple grey scoop-neck dress to wear with it as well (we'll see!). In the picture I have it pinned close with a safety pin.... I'm definitely in the market for a cute pin :)
Up next - Start-itis!