Presenting, the Erica Sweater! Knit for one of my very favorite people, in one of my very favorite fibers, in my very favorite way- winging it!
The sweater is a top down modified raglan with double increases on the front to make the cross over ballet detail. From there, I picked up all the stitches (gross) and did a knit on 3 stitch i cord. After that, I did a 4 stitch i cord for the long, wrap around straps. That's a lot of i cord.
The yarn is the totally delicious Noro Hana, 100% silk. It's sort of strange to knit with, since it doesn't create a smooth fabric, and even on 8s, it's surprisingly lacy. I used about two and three fourths skeins of pink and less than one skein of white. All the yarn was found in my LYS's sale bin. I loves me a good bargain.
The sweater, shown here in it's natural, RockStar habitat, was a super quick knit until I got to the finishing. There's a ton of i cord, which I'm not a huge fan of, and a ton of picking up stitches, which I also could do without. But the end result is so snazzy, that I forgive all of its obnoxiousness.