My vision for this was very similar to the "Aimee Pull" of the Mission Falls ads. (No dropped shoulders though...I have enough stuff visibly "drooping" I don't need to optically enhance that impression with sweater construction!)
Anyway I knit a gauge swatch for this worsted on 6.5mm needles and calculated my pattern details using the set of very accurate measurements of my body generated in the two classes I took last spring on knitting for proper fit.
It would seem, however, that with the addition of a creamy white "photo assistant" to my life and the hours of brisk walking and hiking he requires each week, those measurements have become a bit inaccurate. I was going for an inch or so of positive ease...
Instead I've got closer to about 7". I have not shrunk 6", there is some of that magical "why didn't the whole swatch thing work out here?" that seems to so often creep into my knitting life too but I definitely have to put together a new set of measurement data.
I have also received some helpful "feedback" from Darling Daughter that my colour choices are yielding something closer to a clown costume than an adult sweater. She has recommended I ditch the pink, orange and forest green from the palette to focus on the colours below...
If anyone is looking for me just tell them, right after I walk the dog I'll be back at the drawing board!
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