This is one FO post that should of happened a long time ago. I cast on sometime between Christmas and New Years. The yarn was a Christmas present. I hammered out the back in two weeks or something? It was really quick. I kind of lost my focus and didn’t finish the knitting until the beginning of May. I decided to save the seaming until I was at my parents house so I put the sweater aside and knit other stuff. I had to seam it twice because, well, I’m picky. I finished the sweater in the beginning of July but I still needed buttons. Yeah… About that… I don’t know how many sets of buttons I bought… I none of them seem right. Anyways, it was September and it was the perfect temperature for a slightly lacy alpaca/wool sweater… So I wore the sweater out with out buttons. And I’ve been doing that ever since. This bad boy gets some regular wear despite not having buttons. It’s sooo cozy! I love it. It’s my favorite hand knit sweater.
It conveniently works well open and closed. That actually surprised me because I didn’t think that the design would lend itself to being worn unbuttoned.
The pattern is Oblique by Veronik Avery and I can’t recommend it enough. I didn’t have to do any mods and it looks amazing. I knit it using Berroco Ultra Alpaca. It worked really well with the pattern because it has the right degree of drape.
I kept putting off the FO post until I figured out the button situation but it’s been almost 6 months. I wear it as is so I have no idea when buttons will get attached.