Well, I finally got OPAL done. It was an incredibly easy pattern, as patterns go! All knit in 5 easy pieces, using a little check pattern.
My yarn is RY Cashsoft Baby DK: 57% extra fine merino/33% microfibre/10% cashmere. Incredibly soft and yummy. The color is what I would call "nude" with pink undertones.
The collar and cuffs were also easy, but they were tedious to place onto the edge of the sweater. I liked the fact that the buttonholes were just knit into every other "check" all the way up! No button bands to pick up and knit!
The pattern is an Elsebeth Lavold pattern, in her book called Sentimental Journey. I made my OPAL longer than the model.
is a link to the pattern on Elsebeth's website.