I knitted this for my DH. An easy knit with lots and lots and lots of cables. Didn't take long to learn how to do cables without a cable needle as using a cable needle became a pain.
It took me about 2 months to knit and longer to work up the courage to block. The jumper was a bit on the tight side prior to blocking and after coming to the mind set that I would frog and reknit it rather than it not being suitable to wear I bit the bullet and blocked it. I knew blocking would probably fix the size issue but procrastinated anyway. Blocked it last week. I used two plastic coated coat hangers inside the jumper body (knitted in the round) which allowed me to block it to size and then pinned on the inside of the hanger edge and got a great finish on the blocking project and yeah, it fits.
Finished just in time for summer
but winter will be back here in Australia in about 6 months.
The pattern is DROPS Dreams of Aran http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...isma-superwash
. The yarn is from Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Harvest in colour Laurel and knitted on 4mm needles.