Okay, I waited as long as I could stand it.
I have been swatching for the Bohus. Because this project is knit-in-the-round and my knitted stitches are usually tighter than my purl stitches, I decided to cast on using a 16" circular needle and swatch-in-the-round, too. I also took the opportunity to test out how well the colors work together using one of the colorwork charts for the design.
Using a US 8 needle, my gauge was bang on, even in the colorwork.
I think the button is perfect!
Anyone else ready to cast on??
If you are, be aware, the pattern calls for 10 steeking stitches down the of the cardigan. This is where we will cut the sweater open and pick up stitches for a button band. Instead of 10 steeking stitches, I would recommend 9 and knitting the steeking stitches as follows: k4, p1, k4. Alternatively, as not to mess with the numbers in the pattern, purl the middle two steeking stitches: k4, p2, k4. The line of purl stitches will provide an excellent guide for cutting when all the knitting is done.
More to come, after I cast on, myself.