I wanted a longer sweater, a bit oversized, so I know this isn't the most flattering length on someone with curves. I wanted function over fashion this time around though, and having something that reaches you hip makes for a really warm jumper. I also added a hood. It just felt right to be able to have a built-in hat on something that I would wear in such changeable spring weather. Plus, I've never made anything with a hood before and was long overdue.
The pattern for the hood also said that you should roll the edge of the hood under and seem it in place, but it does that naturally without any help from me, so I left the edge unfinished. If you were really inspired, you could do an i-cord edging on it, or extend the button band up and around it, but I think it was fine as it is.
Black-Brown= Black Welsh
I also used small amounts of Grey Suffolk and Moorit Shetland, as I was just down to scraps with those and still wanted to put them to use.
It's just fascinating to feel the different wool characteristics in this way. The BFL is by far the softest and silkiest and I want to buy all of it in the world and live in a house made of it.
I am quite pleased with it. It's just suck a simple design and only took a few weeks to whip up with no real intense effort needed. I'm quite sad to see it done, as this is the very last of the instant gratification projects for a while. On to sock-yarn pullovers!