The oversized fit of Rosemont makes it an everyday favorite. The compound raglan mimics some of the sleeve cap shaping found with a set-in sleeve construction, which contributes to a comfortable fit. Comfort is also found in using a squishy worsted weight yarn like Quince & Co. Lark.
The pictured sweater from this book is knitted seamless from the top down. If you prefer seamed knits, a second set of instructions is included to knit the cardigan in pieces. This will yield the same result. For more on why you might choose one construction method over the other, see page 40 of Home & Away!
In both versions, the bands are picked up and knitted last.
If you are in-between sizes, I suggest sizing down for an open cardigan like this one. When choosing your size it is always a good idea to check your actual body measurements against all the measurements given in the pattern schematic.
Regarding individual pattern:
The original version of Rosemont was released as an individual pattern. Some knitters found the original instructions confusing as there was a lot to keep track of while working from the top down - the dreaded AT THE SAME TIME instruction! The pattern was rewritten for Home & Away, and the individual pattern has been updated to include these new clearer instructions for the top down seamless version.