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If you click on the image behind the cut, it'll take you to my Flickr page. I'm mainly rehashing what I said in the description there.
I made this for one of my good friends. I suppose it's an early birthday present, though I vaguely recall actually volunteering to make her a sweater. I think I was a little drunk at the time of the offer, haha.
Pattern: Vogue Knitting Fall 2006 Striped Sweater (Pattern #36)
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino in Grey Mix and Black
Needles: Takumi Clover US6
I modified the neck from a horrible high boatneck to a lower v-neck, and added the ribbing around the neck. I also did ribbing on the cuffs and hem, but I blocked it out so it didn't scrunch up too much on the wearer.
Two things I'm less than pleased with is there's a little gap near the front of the neckline that got stretched out when I went to pick up the stitches around there. And secondly, the sleeve caps are bizarre, and they didn't line up perfectly with the stripes on the body. The armholes were also gigantic, which I was unaware of until I sewed it together. When I was making it, I was actually afraid they'd be too small. Ha, shows what I know. Yeah, I wrote a few more details on that on my Flickr...
Overall though, I'm satisfied with it.
I made the third size, which had a bust measurement of 40". But it called for size 7 needles, and I used 6, because I wanted something in the middle of the 36" and the 40". I have no idea if that actually worked, but it fits my friend, so that's all that really matters, I guess.