I can't believe my little sister is turning 35! She's actually only two years younger than I and besides being one of my best friends, she's also one of my personal heros. The pattern is Hey Teach! available, free, from Knitty.com. I thought it would be perfect for her as she's an amazing fourth grade teacher. Kimberly was born to teach and her kids and colleagues all adore her! I thought this would be a great staple piece to add to her professional wardrobe and very apropos for a busy working Mom of three.
It was knit with a wool/alpaca/silk blend worsted with size US 6 (4 mm) & 7 (4.5 mm) needles. It's a fairly quick knit. It took me exactly 2 weeks amongst a busy schedule and other knitting projects. I did modify the pattern a bit by adding about 2" of length (0.75" above and 1.25" below the empire waist line) and knitting all of the ribbing in the smaller needle size. I also added extra rows to the border ribbings and button/buttonhole bands. I chose to only place 3 buttonholes to the upper bodice and left the lower torso open. I'll post more details on my Ravelry Page.