Hooray! This was such a great knit - easy enough to do while watching tv, but not so mindless as to become a chore. I'm glad I didn't do it in one piece, it made it a transportable knit and I actually really enjoyed the seaming in the end, and I think I've become very good at it now! Check out these seam pics!
So specs; Knit from about 10th of April until 15th May, using 12 ply Bendigo Rustic in "Elm", using 5.5mm and 5mm addi's. Sized 40 inch, using a massive 915grams worth of yarn for this sucker! I knit it 2 inches longer in the body than advised, but this was more accident than design - and no other mod's. The only thing I disliked about this pattern was that the hood was ungraftable due to the cables twisting in opposite directions. I'm not sure what effect having the cables twisting the same way up the front button bands would have had on the overall look of the cardigan, so perhaps the seamed hood was a trade-off? ah well.