But alas, Giles Marini is not on DWTS, so the first sleeve is finally done on the Tea Leaves Cardigan. Ravelry link here.
My gauge is spot on and I've been following the pattern for a size 40 sweater, which should give me a 2" ease, or so you would think....
Sorry for such a lousy in-the-mirror shot, but this is the best that I could do under the circumstances. I'm still wondering if it's going to fit alright even after the button bands are added on? Maybe I should have knitted this in a size 42, but then it might be too big. There isn't much difference in the pattern until the yoke is completed. For the back for the size 40 sweater, the back has 264 sts. The size 42 sweater has 288 sts, an increase of 24 sts.
Now of all the sweaters that I've looked at on Ravelry, this woman's on Hello Knitty TL Cardigan is beautiful! I can only hope that mine turns out as nice.
When I'm not working on the TL Cardi, I'm working on the Lover's Knot Afghan from Lion Brand's Free Knitting Patterns. The goal is to have this done before July.