The pattern is the V-shaped neckdown cardigan from Knitting Pure & Simple. I bought the pattern at the Kitchener/Waterloo knitters fair last summer, along with 6 balls of TFA Aran weight yarn in the Sunset colourway.
It’s a good pattern for a first sweater – the shaping is minimal and the construction is seamless. Rather than the pattern collar I did a simple crochet trim and chained 50 on each side for the ties. The beads at the bottom are handmade lampwork beads from Tito’s last studio session, which he kindly contributed to the sweater.
It’s a good thing I chose a fun, pretty yarn, or I would have never survived the endless rows of stockinette, even with the pretty seed stitch border to change it up.
Here I am, sporting my first knitted sweater =o) I love it, and even though I’m glad to finally be done I can’t wait to start another!