I’m making this for the 2016 Outfit Along. I’ll be sewing a pair of black Ginger Jeans to go with it. It won’t be a very seasonable combo if I finish by the OAL deadline at the end of July, but whatever.
I think Ultra Alpaca will be a decent sub for the two yarns held together in the original pattern. I’m pleased with the way that my swatch looks, and I think the fabric will drape well enough once it has the weight of a full sweater. I’m subbing traditional, mirrored rope cables for the cables called for by the pattern since I just wasn’t a huge fan of the way they looked when I swatched.
This is a different shape/style from what I normally make, so I’m hoping the sizing and fit work out. The 48.5” size should give me about 5” of ease at the bust. I’ll likely add some stitches extra stitches through the body to accommodate my hip measurement.