I have a backlog of knitting projects that I never got around to photographing before my belly outgrew them so you’ll have to settle for my dressform as a model for a little while.
I used Ella Rae Shibu yarn, a 90% silk, 10% rayon yarn. That content would lead you to believe that it’s slippery and soft, but in fact it’s nearly the texture of linen – stiff and coarse. I liked it on the ball but knitted up it’s kind of yucky. Even if it weren’t discontinued, I’d cross it off my purchase list immediately.
In all my adjustments, I think I made the yoke a little too tight, as the lacework really pulls. Perhaps if the yarn were more flexible it wouldn’t be as noticeable but it’s still quite wearable. I really like the overall appearance of the top, I just don’t care for the feel. I may someday make this again with a softer yarn.