I had this yarn (Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport) in my stash for 3 years or so and it was time to use it ;-) I wanted to knit a loose fitting open cardigan with a seamless topdown construction and with seamless set-in sleeves. Started this project very fast. Everything fell into place right away with the stitch pattern I choose and the yarn.
One of the primary reason I designed this cardigan was to get some practice in this particular sleeve construction. The sleeves are knitted seamless from the top and flat after the all sts for sleeve are picked up. I have knitted sleeves this way few other times, but this was the first time I tried this technique in my own design. The sleeve construction was actually the primary reason for this design since I wanted to learn how to do them myself. When I knitted other designs with this type of sleeves, they used short rows with w&t by picking up all sts for the sleeve at first. I really hated that approach I must say. So, I picked up sts different way from the top of the sleeve at the shoulder and added new stitches gradually without any wrap and turn at all. It worked beautifully and I will definitely will knit this type of sleeve again.
I am so happy how this cardigan turned out and cannot wait to wear it. It is so cozy ind fits me so well. It feels wonderful :-)) I am definitely knitting another one in black ;-))
My project can be found on Ravelry and is called "Rhapsody in Grey".