Pattern: From Garnstudio DROPS Design 103-14, knit sideways from cuff to cuff.
Yarn: Sport weight yarn from Marr Haven, in “burgundy heather.” Looks pink to me. It has been many projects, but I like to think this will be the final product. MOP buttons recycled from other sweaters.
Modifications: Knitted the XXL size to account for using a sport weight yarn instead of heavy worsted/bulky weight yarn. I added 6-stitch cables, and knitted all the cables to be symmetric in the front. I didn’t like the garter ribbing, so picked up 1 x 1 ribbing after finishing the body. I also made more buttonholes, and the collar is also shorter — 7.5 inches instead of 11.5 inches.
Thoughts: A pretty simple project, one which I may just wear in the fall.