Yarn: 7 skeins of Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran in colour 032.
Needles: Size 8 US (5.0mm) Bamboo
Size: 44". I wasn't quite spot on gauge, so I knit the 44" knowing it would work out to a 46" finished product. I was in between sizes anyway, so that worked out well with no math adjustments to be made.
Started: December 29th, 2007
Finished: February 9th, 2008
I knit the body about an inch longer than written and the arms about 3 inches longer. My sweaters have to reach my knuckles otherwise I'll constantly be pulling on the sleeves.
I knit the hood as written, but I kitchenered the seam up the middle. The button band was to be knit in two sections and seamed at the top to match the hood, but I just picked up and knit it all at the same time on two long circs.
Final Verdict: It's a little shloompier than I'd like. If I were to make it again, I'd definitely add in some waist shaping. As it is, it's kicking hot to wear, so it will end up being more of a jacket type thing than just a cardigan.