I am in love!! This sweater was SO fast, simple yet still interesting, I managed to get the yarn on sale, and to top it off it turned out just the way I wanted
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Pattern: Anise by Sarah Hatton from Rowan New Shapes
Yarn: Rowan Big Wool in color 24
I would totally recommend this pattern to pretty much anyone. It's the most instant-gratification sweater I've ever done - the toughest part was probably sewing on the snaps (the front buttons are just sewn on the panel, and behind the buttons are snaps which actually close up the front, eliminating the problem of big, gappy, wonky buttonholes).
The Big Wool is really soft, and blocked beautifully right into the shape I wanted. I will note that it definitely got bigger with blocking, so this is definitely a yarn you want to wash & test your swatch for! I loved making this sweater and I will definitely be trying to find more discounted Big Wool so I can make more of the stuff from this book