I actually finished this last Saturday, but with the time it takes to dry after blocking and the fact that it is winter I couldn't get a good shot until this morning. I've already worn it to work - it fits perfectly. The color is really hard to get right in these photos. This shot is pretty close, but is still a little too blue.
The close up of the shoulder is definitely too blue, but it was the best I could do, even with correcting the color.
I wanted to show how beautifully the top-down set in sleeve joins with the body of the sweater. The instructions in Barbara Walker's book Knitting from the Top tell you to figure out how many stitches you need at the top of your sleeve and then figure out how to pick that many stitches evenly around your armhole edge. But I don't do that. Instead I pick up stitches evenly around the armhole - every other row, and one stitch for each bound off stitch in the underarm, and whatever I end up with is what I start out with for the size of my sleeve. I figure that this gives me a better fit between the armhole opening and the top of the sleeve. So far I have always ended up with more stitches for the sleeve than what the pattern calls for (typically on the order of about an inch extra), but this is fine as I like my sleeves a little roomier.
Pattern: Corvina by Michele Wang
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted in Icey Audrey
Needle: US 6 (4.0 mm)