This pattern is from Zephyrstyle.com, and it's my second FO in a row from them. All their patterns have been top notch and without a mistake to be found. I loved this one for its lacy leaves panel down the front and cute puffed sleeves.
It was so fun to knit! (I actually mostly finished it within two weeks of starting, but got the bind-off row too tight on both sleeves and neck trim. That took another two weeks for me to get around to it.) I am now in love with knitting lace. It really keeps it interesting when you have to do different stitches every other row. I did do slightly more decreases on the waist shaping then suggested, and also put in some increases as I wanted this to stop right at my hips.
This yarn is Bristol Yarn Gallery Somerset color 106, with 85% pima cotton and 15% silk. The pattern suggests Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, but as I used that last time and it is a little itchy to my sensitive skin, I decided to go with a different blend. It is super soft and drapes beautifully. I love this sweater, in case you can't tell. Isn't this lace gorgeous?! I'm so proud.
These sleeves look way more puffed on the model. The problem is, I have non-spaghetti arms. They aren't muscular, just fleshy. I had to do a very loose BO on the trim which makes it stretch out a bit when worn.
Okay, almost done with McCall's 5523. It's completely sewn (in one day!!!) but I'm having some fit issues - slightly too big in the waist and slightly too tight in the hips. Nothing that can't be fixed. Although I am pretty distracted with the U.S. Open at the moment...