A little Flair
|I have come to the conclusion that Wendy Bernard is short. Not just "shorter than I am" short - more like "wee little bit of a thing" short.|
Because I am knitting myself a Flair cardigan out of some bulky yarn. Since the pattern is written for worsted weight yarn, according to my tension swatch, the instructions for size XS would knit up to something that would be the right size for me.
This was how far I got before I decided to try it on. Sadly, the fronts barely overlapped. But another problem with it was that the buttons were far too close together; even despite the change in row gauge. If you look at the Ravelry Project Gallery page, most people end up adding several buttons to the front. Probably because the "bottom" button ends up landing at or just below the bustline. Rather than at the bottom of the rib cage or lower as the pattern photo suggests.
I switched to 18 rows between buttonholes, and will probably stick with just 5 buttons. At this point, according to the pattern, I should have started knitting the seed stitch border several rows back. Now I know that I'm taller than the average person, but that's mighty cropped! Luckily I have 4 more skeins than the yardage called for. I should even be able to knit full length sleeves.