The fit is perfect. At first I was afraid the neck opening would be too small. But somehow he managed to pass his head through. I am really really happy with how this sweater turned out, especially with the set-in-sleeve-armhole (big salute to Ann Budd) and the tubular cast-off neckband (another salute to Montse Stanley):
Still, I can't achieve the very beautiful neckband I showed you some while ago ... I am still wondering what the secret is!
Pattern: Sirdar Leaflet 8337
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease Col:109 Blueberry Lot: 29430B
Modifications: I changed the dropped shoulder style into set-in sleeves with the help of Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. If you measure accurately the size you aim at and swatch the yarns you're using, this book is a great help. I used tubular cast on for the body and simple long-tail cast on for the sleeves. Tubular cast off was used for the neckband to achieve added elasticity. Another great help Nancie Wiseman's The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques for how to seam the sleeves to the body of the sweater.
Gauge and Needles: 20 stitiches to 4" using US6
Husband is actually one of my readers here. To compensate the lack of interesting pose last time, he was very cooperative last night. Therefore I can now present to you more sweater in action shots:
Which one do you like more, the thinker or the yogi warrior?