Well almost, its going to need a few changes but that will have to wait. I am going to show you anyway because it did turn out just as the pattern said and I think it looks mostly ok, but he who shall not show his head in the pictures was concerned about the lumpiness under the arms.
Not that it is entirely noticeable from the front but I do admit it does have quite a bit of room under there and the yarn is rather thick and heavy. In fact looking from the other side, there it all is....the arms are ridiculously wide in the top section considering the width of the chest and shoulders. I did stick to the pattern though for once in my life. haha.
So back to the drawing board to fix it up I shall go. Just because I am a nice wife and all. ;-) It measures up exactly to size of his favourite sweater, however, that one is a much thinner yarn so does not bunch up. Le sigh. I am thinking I will undo the whole top of the sleeves and leave out the pattern panel. Perhaps making them it a little narrower as well. What do you think?
Pattern: Shavo (a free pattern by Berroco)
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 12 ply (colour 609 Aztec)
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