I was a little unsure while knitting this knit. I started it Christmas Day in the afternoon, and after about 7 hours of on and off knitting finished it up. Bulky yarn is not always very flattering if you aren't built like a twig. And I am not a fan of very fitted knits. I don't like having to always suck in my stomach.
I knit the large, as I was afraid anything else would have been to small for my average sized self.
I should have knit the Medium. It was HUGE when I tried it on when it was finished. Like 4 or 5" too big around my waist and chest huge.
I blocked it in lukewarm water, and it grew something like 10" in length. So I popped it in the dryer and checked on it every 3 minutes. After 15 min., it's a little fuzzy (like it was starting to felt) but it is so soft, warm and cozy. And it fits perfectly.
I love it when this happens!
Pattern - shopping tunic from twinkle big city knits
Yarn - Rowan big wool - 3.5 skiens
Needles - U.S. size 19
Size - Large, shrunk down to probably a medium
Mods - None. I may sew the collar down in the back - it seems to want to stand up. But....other than that I love it.