The yoke is in reverse stockinette and while the yarn doesn't show up the lace pattern as well as it could, it does have a nice texture. I decided to have some fun with the colourful buttons which I picked up at a yarn show some years ago. I'm guessing they came from Textile Garden as I always stop at their booth.
I'm really pleased with the fit and the length. I knitted it on slightly smaller needles than called for (3.75mm) to try and tighten the fabric and hopefully reduce any pilling.
And the top I'm wearing underneath?
This is one of Karie's newest patterns: Chard. I knit it out of my sale stash of Rowan Summer Tweed. It was a very quick knit and fun to do. You knit it top down and I like the look of the lace on the garter stitch yoke. There is some nice detailing - short rows on the back and little side gaps on the bottom hem. I'm off to the seaside shortly and this will be the perfect summer top to take with me.
Now I just need to get back to my tricky fair isle cardigan.