Pattern: Elsebeth Lavold's Liv
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in color 808
Needles: Bamboo US 6 circs Aluminum US 4 straights
Just a couple of things about this sweater. First of all, I think I should have made the small size. This is a little big in the shoulders and at the sides. I wasn't sure which size I should make and I decided to go larger. Probably not the best thing to do. This makes me think that I should probably go with a small for Ingeborg. Especially since it seems to be an oversized sweater to start with.
I also can't decide how I feel about the Silky Wool. At first I loved it. And I still love the color. but I'm not sure about the texture. The cables don't stand out as much as I would have liked. It was also really hard to get this yarn to work with the pattern. I really had to tug on the stitches on the stockinette stitch ridges as I was kntting to keep them tight. The Silky Wool wanted to loosen up terribly. I actually found it annoying as I was knitting and slowed way down on the sleeves because I didn't want to deal with it.
Considering this is the first sweater I have completed from a pattern (I did make a sweater last fall from my own design) and the first sweater with set-in sleeves, I think it is pretty much a success.
Off to a good start despite the fact that I didn't have any US 4 bamboo circs. I hate using straight needles (other thatn dp's on socks), and I really dislike the cheap aluminum needles, but I had to start the sweater last night, so I made do with what I had.
I really like the feel of the silky wool and find that it is knitting up beautifully and quickly.