You may remember me writing about my search for the perfect lay-flat edging for a pullover that turned into an all-over fabric pattern. Yes, Vertical Drop Stitch--fun to do and great looking--is now the body of my newest pullover pattern--Gianna.
Gianna is named for my 19 year old niece who lives in Germany. Gi and her very best friend, Sina, were here for two (too short) weeks. We had a wonderful time. I don’t get to see Gianna very often, and any time with her is so precious.
This is the most comfortable top. Not only is the Maya yarn soft and cozy, but the vertical drop stitch provides lovely ease (it is a modified rib stitch) to gently follow your curves--no waist shaping necessary--and looks great alone or layered over your favorite shirt.
A note about the sizing. The finished measurements for this pullover will seem very small. The Size 2 that I am wearing above in Avocado has a finished measurement of 27". I have a 36 ½” chest and I still have plenty of room, and I mean plenty. I prefer the fit of the Cocoa version which has a finished measurement of 25 1/2". Pattern instructions include how to pick the best size for you. You can get more pattern/sizing details here.
Gianna and Sina left Monday, I miss them already.