Ta-da!! Sweater in a week! I love, love, love, LOVE this sweater!!!
Pattern: Wicked by the gals at Zephyr Style
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Dark Chocolate, about 3 and 1/2 skeins
Needles: #7 circulars and dpns
Notes: this is a fabulous sweater pattern!! it's very simple which makes it VERY wearable. And it was so easy and fast to make. It took me about 8 days total. I spent one Sunday knitting on it all day and then I just worked on it a little in the evenings. I'm really happy with my choice of yarn too. The Ultra Alpaca is very soft and silky smooth to knit with...it just glided off the needles! It's a little bit "tickley" because of the alpaca in it but it's fine with a little cami underneath. And you can't beat the price! $8/skein with 215 yards per skein!
I knit the smallest size and didn't make any modifications to the pattern except to add a little length to the torso and sleeves because I have long arms and waist. Oh, and I left off the front pocket too.
I never thought I would do this but I think I'm going to knit another one with short sleeves and the front pocket.
Hey, I noticed the Interweave Knits Spring 2007 preview is up. There aren't too many that are jumping out at me but I kind of like the Cable-Down Raglan. I will have to inspect it closer when I get the magazine though.