The first picture below is the picture from the pattern. When I started this project the plan was to knit the sweater without modifications, like this picture.
It started out well. The raglan top fit. The sleeves were on hold, and I knit round and round to the bottom of the flared out p1,k5 ribbing hem. Then I tried it on.
I didn't like the lenghth. It was too short and flared from my hips in the most unflattering place. I could feel the cold air on my tummy.
So I frogged the hem, knit two more inches of stockinette, and hemmed it with a p1,k2 ribbing.
Much more to my liking.
I repeated the snugger k2,p1 ribbing on the sleeves.
By the time I was done, I wished I had frogged the body back to above the side increases. I washed and blocked it, and decided to try wearing it the way it was.
I've worn it twice now. It's snuggly and warm and I like it enough to call it done.
If I were to knit it again, there would be no side increases. Lesson learned. (Have I supposedly learned this lesson before?)
Pattern: Chic Knits Mondo Cable Pulli
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy Superwash Merino, heavy worsted weight
Color: Starless Sky. The top picture of the neckline is the most like the actual color.
Needles: US #8
Gauge: 4.5 stitches/inch, 6 rows/inch in stockinette.