Purchased this yarn back in 2005 and finally got around to knitting with it. I am a big Mineshaft groupie haveing used the yarn in the other weights. I actually own 27 skeins of the sock weight purchased across five states and four dyelots. It is a bit of an obsession.
Used Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweater patterns to shape the raglan as my guide. I prefer to do my decreases several stiches in - 2 in this case, which gives it a nice edging. Sweater is done in the round from the bottom up and so once I began the decreasing for the raglan, thankfully, I tried it on and realized that the decreases were not happening fast enough. I experimented by going down two needle sizes and then one more for the neck. It worked. Otherwise I would have been ripping out. The bands are done with the same yarn - pewter colorway - which I think anchors the multi pattern.
This is a project I am quite pleased with and it is so comfortable.