this little beauty for a few weeks, blocked it carefully, and sent it off to await the day when I could reveal it here. It took a long, long time, lol. So after six months, I'm happy to show you the Strathmore cardigan by Joan Forgione. The sleeve construction is different from anything I've done up to now, picking up stitches and working short-rows to create the sleeve cap. It made a beautifully tailored sleeve and was well worth the effort. My only issue with the pattern was that it asked me to decrease or increase so many stitches evenly over the row, and sometimes there wasn't any way to do that evenly given the number of stitches currently in the row. To fix that, just get in as many as will fit into the row and work any remaining increases/decreases on the following row. Worked like a charm.
Now, here are some of the photos of this very cardigan (cause I actually knit the one she's wearing in the photos, lol) before it went on to become a famous catalog item. (My photos are a better representation of the color of the sweater.)