My latest knitting project was the Lesley pullover from Hannah Fettig's book, Home & Away. Hannah Fettig is the designer of Knitbot and one of the first designers I started following when I started knitting seriously a couple years ago. I love the simple, classic, and wearable patterns she designs, and Home & Away is a gorgeous book. Along with a collection of beautiful patterns written with both top down and seamed instructions, the book includes instructions on swatching, blocking and basic knitting techniques. I loved the simple classic design of the Lesley pattern as soon as I saw it. I had enough yarn already in my stash, so I decided to cast on as a late spring project.
The pattern is written for an aran weight yarn, a slightly heavier gauge yarn than what I used (worsted weight) so I went up two sizes to compensate based on my swatch. The finished sweater is still very fitted, but not uncomfortably so. I think this pullover will work especially well over dresses and skirts in the cooler weather. This is also a great step up from a very basic pullover sweater - there's some short row shaping at the neck line and you have to keep track of decreases in the sleeves and body; it's a great pattern if you're looking to knit your first or second sweater!
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Double Twist in Mulberry
Modifications: lengthened the sleeves by 1.5"