I saw this in the spring Norah Gaughan booklet and I just absolutely HAD to have it. So perfect for transitional weather and a lovely bit of lace sprucing up the stockinette, as well as a flowy shape that is really in right now and I have to admit, I just adore it.
Unfortunately, if you follow the pattern, you will have a garment that looks only a bit like the garment in the pattern picture. Your sleeves would be above the elbow and the lace pattern on the front would disappear rather than follow the v-neck so attractively along the edge. I made notes of my mods on the project page on Rav.
Eh - all I can say is that I'm glad I'm experienced enough to be able to figure out how to make it look like the garment in the picture. We have all been that inexperienced knitter blindly following directions and frustrated to the point of tears trying to understand what we did wrong to cause such extreme deviation from the lovely garment in the picture...it's a shame that commercial pattern writers/editors/test knitters allow such glaring errors - such errors are rarely found in an independent designer's patterns.
It's a shame, but I still love the finished object.