I finished this sweater recently and it involved a couple of firsts for me in knitting, my first all over colorwork sweater and my first steek. If you aren’t a knitter, a steek is when you knit the sweater in the round, like a pullover really, and then cut up the center front to create a cardigan. This, to be sure, was a bit of a nerve racking process but I got a lot of support from my local yarn shop folks. I’m so grateful to have that shop and the people there to cheer me on and help me find the best yarns.

My only modifications to the pattern were to make it a touch shorter in the body and to shorten the sleeves to 3/4 length which I prefer for heavier wool sweaters becuase otherwise I get too hot. If you’d like even more details, I took extensive notes on my Ravelry project page and there are pictures that show the entire process (note: you must have a Ravelry account to see this page).

And yes, I’m wearing this sweater on an 85 degree day to get this photo because I’m so excited it’s done! Thanks to G, as always, for taking such great photos and getting me to look natural.

Pattern: Shiftigan by Andrea Mowry (highly recommend her patterns, so well written and such fun knits.)
Yarn: Spincycle Dyed in the Wool in Stay Ready, Grumpy Birds, and Mississippi Marsala for the contrast colors and Juniper Moon Patagonia in Mahogany for the main color.