Friday, May 2, 2014
I shaped the body by decreasing at the sides rather than next to the lace panel. I'm happy with the fit.
I used a new (to me) stretchy cast-off. It's called (not surprisingly) "Elastic Bind Off" and it's one of the stretchy ways to finish off your knitting in the book Cast On Bind Off - 54 step-by-step methods by Leslie Ann Bestor. I'm impressed with this method. It's easy, and produces a very smooth and neat edge which is, as advertised, pretty stretchy.
After finishing the body, I weighed the yarn and have exactly 60g left, which means I can use 30g for each sleeve. I'm guessing they will be at least elbow-length.
Ravelry page is here.