Completed - Vintage teal cardigan!

I have been working on this for some time now, but I am happy to present my new teal cardigan!
(Excuse my shirt peeping out from underneath)

Pattern: Cardigan, by Patons Australia (a very old pattern from the 70s I think)

This pattern was given to my by my great-auntie Norma (my dad's auntie).  I liked a few things in this little booklet but this is by far my favourite:
It was written for Patons Bluebell yarn, which is a 5-ply.  I think it's still available, but I had some Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 5ply in my stash in a gorgeous jewel teal colour so I decided to use that!
My only modification was to omit the pointy shoulders.  They are achived by increasing on either side of the moss stitch band in the sleeve for a couple of inches, at the same time decreasing for the set-in sleeve.  So I just didn't increase at the moss stitch band.
This cardigan is made on size 3.5mm needles in pieces.  The body is plain stocking stitch but the edges are done in a lovely moss stitch pattern.  This moss stitch band goes right up the sleeves and forms a saddle shoulder at the top.
You can see clearly here how the moss stitch goes across the shoulder, continuing down the sleeves.
Before blocking the whole thing felt a little itchy and coarse but after a good soak, it softened considerably and now feels super lightweight and comfortable.  It's like a completely different fibre now!
I chose 6 wooden pentagon buttons - aren't they cute!
Back - as you can see it's not so fitted that it's uncomfortable.
This took me quite a while to knit becaue of the relatively fine gauge and moss stitch pattern.  But now I have it I'm practically wearing it constantly!  What did I do without it?!

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