Nine months in the making, a love affair the entire time. Result: totally wearable.
Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, yarn ordered as a kit here
2.75 mm (US 2) circular needles, used 2.25 (US 1) for the last 5 rounds of the neckband
Modifications: I knit between the two smallest sizes for the lower torso (I drew the new shape onto the graph in the book) and increased to the second size for the shoulders. The sleeves are knit using the second size entirely. I also raised the neckline a bit, binding off for the steek on the same row as I bound off for the underarms. I’m glad I did, because it’s still pretty low on me.
I have partial balls of yarn left over in every color, though not significant yardage in any of them. I am completely and utterly hooked on fair isle knitting, and I lovelovelove steeking. So amazing to be able to knit in the round and then open up such a lovely neckline with a few scissor-snips!