This was a very interesting knit! The cables on each front panel kept it interesting, and the pattern was very detailed.
This cool "belt" is on the back right smack dab in the center of my waist:
I love how soft this yarn is. These pictures make it hard, but it's a variegated green, grey and tan.
I did run into one minor snafu on it - when I knit my right front piece, you are supposed to have 3 long cables and 1 short cable at the top with button holes. When I did that - the fronts were about 2 inches longer than the back. So I omitted the short button hole at the very top and just put 2 snaps up there to keep everything closed up. ****Thea is correcting this in the pattern***
I did end up tacking it closed by the buttons - it was pulling a little bit. Not sure if my button choice is too small but I wore it to work yesterday and it was a very, very comfortable sweater. It probably won't be worn again until next fall, as it is very warm, unless we have some more rainy, 50 degree days:)
I love the collar and the sleeves. It's long - but I love long sweaters.
Pattern - Calvados by Thea Colman of Baby Cocktails
Yarn - Cascade Lana Bambu, 5 hanks
Size - Medium
Needles - size 8 for the body, 8 and 9 for the collar
Since I can never work on just 1 project at a time, I started the Rusted Root sweater the end of March. So far so good. Although I had to modify it some as when I got to the point of separating the sleeves, there is no WAY they would fit my arms.
Hopefully this will be done shortly -as I need some summer sweaters to wear to work. Although if the weather keeps going the way it has been, it will be a cooler than normal summer around her:)
Now it's back to washing a steer and walking some pigs round here....