In all honesty, I really couldn't be more pleased with Tempest. After all the problems and angst, her troubled spirit has calmed and she is lovely and enjoyable to wear. No complaints here. It really doesn't matter if anyone else thinks the sleeves are too short...the fit is flattering and fine. There is joy and relief in Zeneedleland.
The yarn was wonderful to knit, should wear well (even at the loose gauge) and the sweater is comfortable. With nothing underneath it will be wearable in the warmer months and with the addition of a t-shirt it should be comfortable in cooler months, too.
Not only is Tempest one of my favorite knits, there are plans for a second. Now that I know the pitfalls, I expect the relationship will be smooth sailing.
Pattern: Tempest by Ann Weaver in Knitty Spring 08
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Solid 120 (Black) 107 (Gray)
Needle: Size 6 and 3 Addi Turbo
Time to Knit: May 23 to June 20, 2009
Modifications: Started with garter hem of 5 rows. Sleeves are shorter (an error). For more details see the two blog posts that outline the process here and here.
Sweater #7 for MoDo