Pattern: Svalbard, by Bristol Ivy, from Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 6.
Yarn: Laramie, a hand-dyed merino wool in worsted weight from Mountain Meadow Wool (Buffalo, Wyoming), in color Prairie. The yarn is rustic but soft, in a color that is outside my comfort zone — but the ladies at the yarn shop convinced me that it goes with my complexion . . . .
Modifications: I knitted this cardigan a few years ago but never liked the Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool yarn: it had almost no memory and was unaccountably itchy around the neck. Svalbard 1 became one of the few sweaters I never frogged, and I gave it away without regret. But I liked the pattern itself, hence Svalbard 2. The only modifications I made were shorter sleeves.
Thoughts: It was a fun knit four years ago, and it was a fun knit this time around. I like this version much better, I even like the colour! It is a big long on me, but now that I am solidly middle-aged, coverage is a good thing.