This is Knit it Down from the cover of the current Creative Knitting (Jan '08). I started it about 2 weeks ago and have had a lot of time to work on it because of the holidays. It is my first top down sweater, which I liked. I am a little uneasy about the 1-piece concept. Had I made a mistake right at the beginning, it would have been a lot of frogging to fix! And my gauge was off, but I noticed it while I was still at the beginning, so I frogged and fixed it before it got to far.
I like the fit, though the collar is a bit wonky. I don’t think it was anything I did, I think it’s just the nature of the sweater.
I used Araucania Nature Wool Chunky, which I really like (I have another sweater in the regular weight). My only complaint is that one skein was a lot darker than the others, which is very noticeable on the bottom and part of the left arm. I don’t mind the bottom, but I wish I had striped the arm!
[B]UPDATE: [/B]Ravelry has asked to use my picture as the example of the pattern!!! I am soooo flattered!!! My ego is officially HUGE!!!