Here it is, ready to wrap up and give to her:
The biggest issue with this pattern is what they assume the knitter knows.......... there are many places in the pattern that specifics are not given, and that will be fine if you are a seasoned knitter, yet newbies will be driven nuts by this.
in this case, the post-its tell the tale.
this is a don't talk to me right now type of pattern (meaning, it takes ALL my concentration.. (heh heh)
the sleeves end up being different rows once you attach them to the body, so you have to keep track of three cable repeats on top of the shoulder decreases, and short rows... it gets a bit hairy there for a few rows, but it's worth it.
The changes that I made on this second knit of the pattern were that I knit four repeats on the sleeves of the cables............. and I forgot to go to stockinette stitch sooner on the top of the sleeves (see the little purl ridges) Not really a problem, since they will be hidden under the hood...... yet not exactly what I wanted.
Good thing my daughter loves it as it is.
this sweater is a keeper, despite the imperfections of the pattern.
I love mine and wear it all the time.
here's the link to my last post about it. I used the same yarn and needles, just a different color this time.