Lara has been washed and pressed and I've managed to get that vital half an inch out of it. Well, at least enough to get it to cross-over without looking stretched:
It's okay, the yarn is more tired that I thought it was and I'd have preferred a longer version but I've already worn it to the office and nobody laughed at me.
My Lara is alot shorter than quite a few of the completed ones out in blogland. Mine has three quarter sleeves and stops just below the waist.
Some of the complete Lara's I've found:
Autumn Sway - see entry for 15th
I love the chopstick closure look - I'm definitely going to have to make a larger size soon.