By Kaffe Fassette in Rowan 38.
This is my Magnum Opus.
First off, it took me a few years to find a copy of Rowan 38. The first time I tried to buy it, the guy reneged. I ended up getting it for a steal- I mean, they robbed me blind. $40 for the book- for one pattern. I kid you not. There is nothing else worth knitting in the entire book. If you find something, I'd be happy to sell it to you when I'm done. I'll give you a good deal too- not!
Here's a nice progress shot:
And take a lookey at the chart. Don't worry, you won't be able to read it unless you have the fake CSI tv- style infinite- zoom function on your computer. I can barely read it IRL. Those boxes are teeny-freaking-tiny and in moss green and turquoise. Why, Kaffe, Why!!!! Black and white would have been hard enough to see. Why choose two colors so close together for the chart? Oh, and hahahahahahaha- the pattern isn't symmetrical! So I usually have to tink back two of the three rows. It was worse before I realized the lack of symmetry when I couldn't figure out why my counts were so off and had to go back to start on Every. Freaking. Row.
Oh, didn't I mention it's drop-sleeved and not at all fitted like on the model? I'm going to try to modify it to be a raglan because that's what it looks like it should be. Those "seams" going up where the shoulder seam should be in the photo are fake. I'm just nervous that I'll run out of pattern on the sleeves and have to fudge it. I'm not worried about the lack of shaping, as I'm sort of rectangle-shaped myself.