I mean, it made the model look like this:
(c Helen Isager)
But me? It had quite a different effect on me:
Ugh, really?? I even added waist shaping to try to pull in the sack a bit. This just doesn't fit me at all, and I have no idea how my neckline ended up being a gaping maw of terror.
See? The cute little scoop neck just splays out across my shoulders and I'm tugging at it constantly to re-shape it into a scoop. I got gauge, I made the smallest size knowing it would be billowy and I'm not exactly willowy, but still. I wanted it to fit and I was really thrilled with the colors I chose.
It had cute details though- the yoke and the sleeves are in garter stitch, and the rutching at the neck and waist added interest to the sack. I was in love with the shiny Danish packaging of this pattern and didn't see the reality of the situation before it was too late.
And I loved the yarn I used- Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in Tulip-Tree Beauty, with some assorted scraps for the garter bands. I like the fit and drape of garments made in sock or sport weight yarn best, and because most of the knitting was fairly mindless I didn't take me all that long. However, being handyed, there is more purple in the top half of the body than the lower half. I didn't alternate skeins. I can live with that- it's not the worst thing about this pullover.
So I'm gifting this, which is just as well as I'll never wear something that I have to fidget with constantly and even wearing a sack around the house is just a bad idea. I'm still searching for a lightweight casual sweater. I've been having fit issues all over the place this year, which seems to be a phase that I can't get out of. Maybe it's a time to make some socks for a bit.
Pattern is Olive from the Amimono collection.