I finished this one a few weeks back but have been distracted and forgot to blog it. I think this one takes the lead as my new favorite sweater, with the Golden Wheat Cardi as a close second. I made it with the same yarn as The Middle Child's purple sweater as I loved the yarn and color so much.
The pattern is called That Time, and it was fantastic. Details and link to the pattern can be found on my Ravelry page. Challenging enough to make it interesting, but not hard. I love the style and how it fits me. I shortened the sleeves to 3/4 length, as I find that really flattering. The cable work was so much fun and is so pretty. I only needed one button so I chose a vintage one from my friend Katie's shop and I just adore it....remember how I told you she has a plate full of vintage buttons for FREE that you can root through any time you are in her store?? The. Best.
I decided I needed to make a tank just to go with this sweater! I opted for the Wiksten tank, I have had the pattern forever but never got around to it (like so many things). But, lazy as I am, I didn't feel like printing out the 27 pages for the pattern pieces, taping them all together, and cutting the pieces. So I took a tank I have that fits well and traced that out instead, just assembled using the Wiksten instructions. Though I didn't add a pocket, and I did add some bust darts to accommodate my oversized ta-tas. So maybe it is more Wikstenesque than Wiksten. Anyways, it works.
I had some issues with the neck bias not sitting flat at first, but was able to correct it using some tips I found on various sites online. The fabric is a sweet floral voile just from my local Fabricland, but I love the feel and drape of it. Girly and pretty, perfect as we finally welcome spring!!!