I made it for me, and the younger daughter liked it so much, she asked me to make one for her.
Hers was knitted up for Christmas and when the older daughter came home and saw her sister's cardigan, she wanted one, too.
That's three for those who are counting...
Pattern: Maxfield Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
Yarns: Valley Yarns Northfield for the solid colors (Black and Navy), Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe in 641 (reds) and K118C (on the Navy background), and Lorna's Laces Honor in Shoreline (blues on the black cardigan).
I LOVE the Koigu Kersti. It is springy and lovely to touch and knit. The Northfield was a nice surprise with a blend Merino/Alpaca/Silk at a reasonable price. The Lorna's Laces was my least favorite, even though the pattern was originally designed with this yarn. Despite its Alpaca/Silk blend, I found it to be stringy and thin. It is also very expensive. I would not use it again.
The first sweater took me about three weeks to knit. The second a couple of months, and the third about ten months.
The pattern is extremely well written, and it is a delightful knit. I just found knitting it for the third time to be sluggish, as there were no surprises.
Having said that, I could not be more pleased with the result!!
Now, to wrap it in anticipation of Christmas!