I've made a bunch of the baby version and years ago, I made a grownup version which I wore until it died and all I could do was salvage the buttons. I loved that sweater. So, when I saw the booklet again I knew that the first thing I would do when I got home would be to start a new version. I don't often knit other people's patterns since for quite a while the fun for me is making up and working out my own designs, but this is an old favourite. My booklet still has all my notes from when I last made it. After checking out my stash I cast on with Naturally's Aran Tweed (95% merino, 5% wool knops), then realized that I might run a bit short. So, yesterday I took the car up to Janie H.'s and picked out some of Elsebeth Lavold's Twice Tweed to stretch my yardage. I'm using the latter for the garter stitch portions of the body.
Here's where I am so far:
You can see where the increases are starting to explode the sleeve into the body. The Twice Tweed recycled yarn is just starting to show at right.
While at Janie's I scouted out her button collection for the perfect go-together.
This pattern is so much fun!