First, Sirdar 9166 in Classic Elite Solstice in Blue Moon. Still trying to decide whether to put buttons all the way down and to make the sleeves full length. I like the cardi just as it is, but I might wear it more with these modifications. I also envision wearing this with jeans more than skirts since I only own one skirt! (And it's denim to boot.) My mother saddled me with this notion when I was a kid that I couldn't wear skirts because my boobs were too big and I was short-waisted. Thank you, Mom...
Next, Sirdar 9140 - sort of. I'm grabbing the cable off the yoke, but am going to make many other mods, including: using worsted weight yarn instead of bulky; expanding the placket a bit to give a little more room for the buttons; extending the buttons all the way to the bottom; and hemming the sweater instead of using ribbing. So I consider this sweater to be (mostly) my own design. I'm using my favorite yarn of all time, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, in Stone Washed Mix.
The cable yoke fascinates me, not just because the Saxon cable is beautiful but because the pattern uses short rows to make the yoke curve around the shoulders. Really cool - and complicated. For every row I knit, I rip out three. But I'm getting the hang of it. My plan is to knit the cable to fit and then pick up stitches on top for the ribbing and stitches below for the raglan body and sleeves.
Augusta from the forthcoming book, New England Knits. The all-wool Peruvia is a good match.
But first I'm focusing on finishing the interminable Handstrikket (I'm almost finished with the stockinette body, grace of God) and the first two sweaters above first. I pray Kathy's class will teach me how to make sweaters that fit my lumpiness perfectly.