Last year you might remember that I knit Margarita with Black Zooey - a linen/cotton combo that I purchased in Florida. Although I loved the lace panel down the back of Margarita, I didn't love the way the sweater hung in front. It was one of those 'stick to the armpits' sweaters. The pattern declared it to be open-fronted but gave instructions for extra width to fill in that gap a bit, if desired.
This spring, I decided to rip it out and knit something else with it. I chose Vonica, a Chicknits pattern.
I have knit a few other Chicknits patterns and even though Vonica is also open-fronted, I felt I could trust the designer to give me a non-armpit-clinging garment. And she did!
The construction is unique. It starts at the centre-back collar with a provisional cast on (See how I did this on my ravelry page)
Sleeves are picked up and knit down. Sleeves are a modified drop
The only modification I did was to use 2x2 ribbing instead of the 1x1 the pattern suggested. I made my standard size - the 40 (W)x 22.5(L) inch rectangle that seems to suit my body shape. I love it so much, I think a white one is in order.