I originally bought this yarn (Elann baby merino lace) to make a bunch of hot pink bridesmaids shawls. Unfortunately, the color of the yarn that arrived wasn’t hot pink at all, but a deep cranberry red (dammit online shopping!!).
Then I saw this pattern in Vogue Knitting Fall 2008 (one of my all-time favorite issues) and the designer section(s) always pique my interest. The magazine said it's a Rebecca Taylor design but I have subsequently found this listed under Heather Carlson (in Ravelry). I am not sure whether it's a typo by VK or if Heather Carlson designed it for Rebecca Taylor or...? Anyway, the pattern required a lot of lace yarn, which I had, and so I casted on.
This was back in 2009...
The pattern took a V-E-R-Y long time to knit. It wasn't a particularly difficult pattern but I decided to knit the bottom twisted rib piece (2 fronts + 1 back) all in one piece. It was also required knitting 4 lace strands held together, which required a little bit more attention than usual. The entire piece was terribly unmotivating!
Then there were the twisted rib sleeves.
And after that, 3 lace panels.
The seaming also took a lot of time and planning. Since all the pieces were different sized and involved pleats, I had to do a lot of math and trial and error to get it right. The details of the seaming process are documented in ravelry.