This sweater is proving quite a challenge. Working fair isle on double pointed needles was kicking my butt! The sleeves were done on double pointed needles, and I unraveled the first sleeve 5 or 6 times. I could always get the pattern right, but I could never get it loose enough. It was always puckering. I'd be doing breathing exercises while knitting trying to keep it loose enough. I would have stepped it up to larger dpns to compensate for the tightening, but I didn't have any. I went ahead and ordered some but couldn't wait until they got here because I'm obsessed with this sweater. :zombie: I tell you, I'm up at ridiculous hours knitting this thing. Not having larger dpns but having 2 larger circular needles, I learned how to knit small diameter on two circs, but I had problems with laddering and it still didn't look right. Finally, I managed it on the dpn's by keeping it crazy loose (my stitches actually were visible hanging off the needles).
And then attaching the sleeves to start the yoke! Yikes! This can't be how all yokes are done. I saw another pattern that had a yoke and you knitted the front, back, and sleeves all flat. Then you pick up stitches from all of them and put them on a circular needle. For this, though, I had to insert a smaller diameter circle onto larger circular needles. It was really hard! Have any of you ever tried to do this? I think it was nearly the hardest thing I had to do in knitting! I was slipping stitches back and forth and working with dpns and circs at the same time, yikes! Finally I figured a way to do it a little easier, but it was quite difficult at first.
So now, after all that, I have this so far. You might think, looking at the size of the sweater with respect to that 50g ball of Aurora 8, that an adult can't fit this sweater, but trust me, it has super stretch. It will fit.