I'm ripping through the knits these days you guys.
Pattern: Marion, by Andi Satterlund
Wool: Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10ply in Lotus
I bought this pattern a while ago, and sent it to my friend Violet for her birthday. We both knit it at the same time and it's amazing how different they are! Hers is in a beautiful deep red and turned out much smaller in length AND width. Hers is quite lovely! I almost went and bought red yarn and made myself another!
The only modification I made to this pattern was to put in an extra buttonhole above the others (which I can't use because the buttonband gapes), and to go down a needle size (as usual). The cable patterns were fine once I got used to them but at first they were pretty confusing. I'm bad at visualising what I'm doing when I'm knitting upside down (this is a top-down knit).
The wool is ... very pink. I didn't expect it to be this pink! It looked like a soft coral on the swatch but then turned out to be all HELLO HIGHLIGHTER PINK. I still like it.
It came out a little longer than the original, I think because my gauge is quite loose. I find it hard to get a gauge that matches the prescribed gauge both ways. Although mine matches horizontally, it's still a tiny bit longer. I don't mind though, as now I can wear it with pants! I LOVE PANTS. Although clearly not with these pants.