It's currently pinned to my dress form so that the neck details block nicely.
My favourite details.
The lace wins hands down, but I am very pleased with the way the bands look too. Can a rolled edge be crisp? This is.
The pattern has a ribbed edge, but that struck me as a funny finish when a major element like the collar was rolled.
I debated about doing a tubular bind off, but I don't think that would have had the heft a good hem needs. I thought about an edging like the sleeve bands, which provides good balance to stop the roll, but decided I didn't want a strong element making such a determined horizontal line across my backside. This yarn needed a quieter finish, a less showy finish. A nice sewn hem provides the heft needed to keep it from rolling up, and gives it a nice clean finish.
Its going to need a good body blocking once the collar section is done. The stockinette and the hem need work but I don't want to disturb that delicious lace at all.
I'm hoping the collar is dry this afternoon so I can do the rest this evening. I'm ready to put this cheery cherry Cerisara into use.
Pssssst, You will never guess what I picked up to work on. I was shocked. Most amazing. Tomorrow.