I intended to make this sweater for myself, but after blocking it grew severely!! About 2 sizes at least. I'm very happy that it fits my Mom wonderfully! At least someone can wear it well!
Lesson Learned: WASH YOUR SWATCH!!! As if I didn't know this - I know I should have, why didn't I? Too anxious to cast on and get knitting I guess, I over looked it, but will NEVER to do it again!! So, get gauge, measure your swatch, wash and block and measure again. Then determine what size you need to make.
I used both my handspun and hand dyed.
I spun up 5 skeins of this yarn, fingering weight around 400 yards each!
I had planned to use it for a different sweater, but didn't like a thing about it, gauge was way too loose and I didn't really like the color! Believe it or not, after all that spinning I don't even like the yarn it produced!
I had to use it, so I began pairing it up and found this, Resplendence 50/50 merino/silk to be a great combination. I love the results.
The pattern is Tea Leaves Cardigan - if I knit this again, which I may for myself for real this time :) I will add some length to the yoke; we don't really like how wide the neck is.