I love the way this yarn knitted up. It was very soft on my hands and held the pattern really well.
The pattern was also nicely balanced - the plain back and sleeves knitted up quite quickly and the front had that bit of interest that prevented boredom.
I have a debate with myself about the best method of joining knitted pieces together.
I am not a great fan of backstitched seams in knitting. It always seems to create a very heavy seam for me. When I am feeling very patient, I go for ladder stitch, but mostly I stick to my grandmother's method of top stitching, which, once ironed, I find sits flatter than backstitching. It is strong - provided I finish off very carefully and securely (which, I admit, my grandmother rarely did!).
As this wool is a little chunkier than Classic Luxury for which the pattern was originally designed, I made it a little less form fitting, so an extra layer can go underneath.
This one is for my daughter facing the chilly Canberra winter.