|awful photo, really awful|
To the casual observer it may look like I'm knitting this sweater. I wish that were so. In fact, since I am using a lighter weight yarn than the pattern calls for and using smaller needles than the pattern calls for, I've cast on the largest size and I'm telling myself that I'm knitting a really big swatch. It would be tremendous luck if it turns out to be a sweater that looks anything like this.
It's a very interesting design: the front welt on the sweater drapes and the sleeves and back are ribbed so that they stretch. Interesting, but it completely dumbfounds me as to what an appropriate finished size should be. I'm also thinking that this pattern needs negative ease to fit well. If it were a normal sweater I could knit a swatch, do the math and figure out how to proceed. But this particular design has me stumped. I guess we'll see by the weekend whether this will work or not. In the meantime my fingers and toes are firmly crossed.