The inspiration for this design was twofold. The first, I like a lacy cover up to wear over a shell or tank top in the summer. It's the perfect amount of coverage to ward off the chill of air conditioning and hide the "bingo wings" (as Thing #1 calls the less than firm upper arms). The second, we have a yarn in the shop, Mirasol Nuna, that I have wanted to knit with since it came in.
Mirasol Nuna is a sport weight yarn, made up of a blend of fibers: 40% Silk, 40% Wool, 20% Bamboo, 191 yards. It has a gorgeous shine and the promise of being beautifully drapey.
It also blocked out easily. This is a before blocking picture.
Here is the after blocking picture. See how the stitches open up?
Simple Elegance can be worn with the point in the front,