I didn't make the deadline, but at least I finished:)
Yarn: Cascade 128 Superwash, about 8 skeins.
Mods: I wanted to make this as seamlessly as possible. I knit the sleeves first and found I had stitch gauge but not row gauge. I also read that the sleeves run small. konasf and SageYarn had some helpful notes. I knit the largest size sleeves. I had a couple of glitches in the crossed cables in the back which mostly block out. The sweater really grew in length with blocking and is a bit too long. It is certainly cushy and snugly to wear.
I don't this was the best project for this yarn with the needle size I chose. It's a bit fuzzy on the cable stitch definition and stretched too much with blocking. A tighter gauge may have helped. I did learn that I will have to be more careful next time when joining the sleeves as I ended up with some very loose stitches...okay they are holes:( at the joins. I've tried other raglan styles before and have come to the conclusion it is not the best arm style for me.
I do love knitting cables! Perhaps it's time to think about St. Brigid again. It has been in my queue forever!
Now with Downton Abbey over for the season, there is a void and I'm sad to say I will frog my Downton Abbey Mystery KAL shawl. After hibernating it and seeing the finished shawls, I decided the project is not for me. I'm so looking forward to Game of Thrones!
Perhaps I can practice on my new toy. It spins very well.
Tasmanian Devil - support spindle in Rose Sheoak and Dymondwood by Malcom Fielding. I'm hoping for a Moosie in the next herd from Jonathan Bosworth. A girl can dream.