~changed garter stitch to stocking stitch ~provisionally cast on both back and fronts, knit to underarms, then did a 3 needle bind off on the inside for more stability in the shoulders. ~used my favorite Carol Sunday’s Short Rows technique for short row shaping rather than the usual w&t ~knit the upper body to the size M length. Picked up the Medium sleeve stitch count as well. ~knit body to 16” then did 1x1 ribbing for 2 inches, with Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy bind off ~alternating skeins to avoid pooling ~buttonband is approx 9 rows (double the pattern) with 6 buttonholes, need to get buttons still. ~love the yarn color, I am curious how the yarn will hold up re: pilling.
Shout out to Jimmy Beans Wool, who went above and beyond helping me to get the color wool I wanted.
May 2016 ~ the yarn has held up well to lots of wear, but does have a lot of the halo effect. Difficult to get the pills off.