Two months to the day after I cast on, the Husband Sweater is off the needles and I love it! The fit is almost perfect. Next time I'll make the arms shorter by an inch or so, but other than that it's a knockout. I probably could have knit it in half the time if I hadn't had to rip from the shoulders back to the underarms. Then I reknit one of the saddles twice; I was a perfectionist with this sweater, I wanted it to be worthy of the Husband.
The Project Details
Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmermann's Seamless Hybrid from Knitting Without Tears
Yarn: Cascade 220 in colours 9459 (the heathery tobacco-ish green) and 4002 (charcoal) for the inner cuffs. I think it took 5.5 hanks? Maybe 6. I can't find the original receipt, so I'm not sure how many I started with.
Needles: Size 8 bamboo
Started: October 28, 2006
Completed: December 28, 2006
Modifications: According to EZ's directions, I knit the t-shirt yoke. You knit one saddle, bind off half the stitches and continue knitting the half saddle across the back and graft it to the second saddle. It makes the back of the sweater a little higher than the front. You may remember that there was going to be a gray cross on the front as well, but I've scrapped it for now. I may duplicate stitch it in later on, we'll see.
Final Verdict: I love it! The Husband has been wearing it since the photoshoot, so I'd say it was worth waiting for.