The yarn is a lovely red-violet worsted weight. Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks in a color called Fairy Tale. I discovered that even though I like the looks of moss stitch, it is a pain in the rear to knit. All that back and forth takes a long time, but it does give a nice edge - the small stripe below the armsceye is also 4 rows of moss stitch. I'm rather fond of the color and the way the sweater is turning out. I've only done one other sweater and that one was a gift. Knitted it in the round and from the top down. I really liked knitting that one. But I figured that I should do a sweater from a pattern written the "normal" way, as a sort of experiment I suppose.
Then I started knitting the fronts (note to self - why did I let anyone talk me into knitting in pieces rather than in the round?) and finished those up a short while ago. I'm pretty pleased with them as well... nothing is blocked yet, but I'll do that when I get all the pieces finished. Here are the fronts:
I'm knitting the sleeves during lunch at work and whenever I need mindless knitting to do. I've got a lace cowl going at home that I can only work on when I know I won't be disturbed - pretty, but demanding enough that I don't want to find (and sort out) problem yarn overs in such fine yarn! Back to work....