I finished this sweater last April, just in time for it to be completely unwearable weather wise. I packed it away knowing I would enjoy seeing it again in the autumn.
The autumn that seemed so far away in June is now here, complete with cold weather inviting the woolies out of hibernation.
Other than the photo shot a few weeks ago, I still haen't worn it. It's truly a winter sweater, 100% wool, tightly knit, and heavy.
Pattern: She Said Aran by Barbara Venishnick in Knitters Winter 1999, #57.
Modifications: Sleeves were knit on picked up stitches with short rows across the sleeve cap. The pattern's turtleneck collar was shortened to something more like a crew neck.
Yarn: Cascade 220, 100% wool worsted weight
Color: 7808 Violet
Needles: Options #5
Gauge: 28 stitches/29.5 rows in 4 inches on lower sweater. 26 stitches/33 rows in 4 inches for upper sweater.