It was a hurried shoot, not well planned, perhaps, not well executed. In the few minutes I had before rushing out the door, I threw the Hayward on, while Smith followed me out to the patio with camera in hand. We did what we had to do to bring the finished Hayward to you.
I made a few modifications, such as, lengthening the body and adding short rows to the back. Also, I used the decreases Susan suggested, which you can see in this post. The sleeves were not lengthened, as I felt they would be a bother, pulling against the sweater every time I moved my long arms. I am not a fan of a tugging and pulling sweater, nor a fan of a sweater I have to tug and pull to keep in place. Hayward moves with my body beautifully.
The sweater is on the huge side, measuring 48" across the bust, but it works! The way the sleeves sits is why the body drapes with ease. I like it more than I thought I would and I find it very comfortable, like a big comfy sweat shirt, although not as bulky and, certainly, more elegant.
The yarn is Sunday Knits Nirvana 3-ply, a merino/cashmere blend that feels more like cashmere than the content would lead you to believe. The whole garment weighs nothing and feel as soft as breath against my skin. I feel confident I'll be wearing this sweater throughout the year and I now know why Susan knit two of them. As Cheryl commented, it's nice to have a sweater success!!