One good thing about moving, you never know when some forgotten project bobs back up to the surface. I had two pieces of this sweater completed (except for ribbing) when it got shoved into a project bag and ... nothing, totally ignored for months.
Time to get this one done, and into the finished column. This was a machine knit project, and naturally I had neglected to label my nice big swatch with the machine settings I used to achieve the gauge of the original pieces. Amazingly though I did have the Sweater Wizard generated pattern I was working from -- small victories. At any rate, taking a guess (and crossing my fingers) I went with my best estimate. Whew, must be a good guesser, as it worked out to be a matching gauge.
Specs: Machine Knit (Silver Reed LK-150) drop shouldered pullover worked in Silk City Fibers Stretch Cotton, color Blue Jeans. Waist, sleeve and neckline ribbing handknit in a K2, P2 rib.
Sizing cotton sweaters tends to be a real headache for me -- make it exactly the finished dimensions you require then watch it sag and grow. I'm hopeful the little bit of Lycra in this yarn will help with that -- we'll see.
I was working with two cones of this yarn, and still have a good bit left -- wonder if Mr. Monty would like a hoodie to match?