Pattern: Man's Ribbed Sweater by Rowan
Yarn: Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Super Bulky, Color 154 (Grey Marble)
Quantity: Seven 6oz (170g) skeins
Needles: US 15 (10.0mm)
Bought some yarn with a Michael's gift card I received for Christmas. I'm not a huge fan of synthetic fibers/blends, but Michael's has limited to no stock of 100% natural fibers in super bulky. The pros: big yarn and big needles made for a quick sweater. It only took five days (approx. 40 hours) to run this one up. The cons: it's an acrylic, wool, rayon blend.
This pattern is super fast and easy since it has minimal shaping and a dropped shoulder resulting in nice, straight seams when finishing. Would make a great first-sweater project. It's a free pattern from Rowan, so I assume it's okay to post here.
Recommended needle size was US 17 (12.0mm), but I found the fabric came out a bit loose and lifeless. So, ripped it out and started again with US 15, which produced a denser, springier knit without much difference in gauge.
Now I'm all ready for the next Arctic Vortex.