Back in January, I had uploaded a pic of the start of a new sweater for the new year, and since I had a lot of time to knit this weekend with the major snow storm we've had here in Philadelphia, I finally finished it! It's knit from "felt yarn", which is basically yarn that had big slubs of loosely spun wool and then thinner more tightly spun spots. It was a little difficult to work with, because the needle would keep going through the yarn. I started out with metal needles, and then switched to bamboo ones - that helped a lot.
The body of the sweater is knitted with plaited basket stitch, which I think gave it a nice texture, and the cables in blue have a nice "distressed" look due to the variability in the yarn. The blue horizontal stripe cable was knit separately and then attached. It's a very warm sweater.
The neck is done as a placket with 3 wood buttons - I bought the buttons off Etsy. It fits pretty well ... I kept checking my guage, which got tigher when I knit the sleeves, and I had to adjust a bit to accomodate. I knit both of the sleeves together at the same time on a long circular needle (although it's flat knitting), and I think that worked out well ... any difference in guage carries through on both sleeves evenly, and when you're done you don't have to think "oh, I got another one to do yet".
I think the sweater has kind of an "arts and crafts" style look ... either that or "gingerbread house"? lol I seamed it up using the contrasting color yarn with a crochet on the outside. Well, you can see what you think.