Pattern: Leda by Quince & Co
Yarn: Quince & Co Tern (75% American wool / 25% silk) – 6 skeins (221 yds/ea) in color Dusk
Needles: US 5s (down one size – even then, I my gauge was a little large, but I didn’t want to go down yet another needle size)
Size: 34 3/4″ (this would usually be too small for me, but I didn’t want it oversized, and because my gauge was a little big, I went one size smaller)
My adjustment to needle size and sweater size worked well – I think the fit is spot-on. One note – the sleeves are really tight where you pick up and knit (at the drop-sleeve point). At first I thought they would be too tight, but after completing and wearing the sweater, I really like the look – it balances out the somewhat oversize/boxy look of the body. Interesting shoulder/sleeve construction – I don’t usually like drop sleeves, but it works with this pattern.
I had wanted the color to be a little more – I’m not sure what, vibrant? Saturated? Not necessarily brighter, just a little . . . something. Anyway, I would probably go with a different color if I knit this again, but I do like the pattern and the fit, and it feels wonderful – light and with beautiful drape, but warm enough for a cool fall evening.