My friend Francis asked me to knit him a sweater- he's the only one who has shown any interest in my knitting. Interestingly, he's an industrial-strength heterosexual. I came up with this simple but sporty design incorporating his initials. It's knit entirely in the round with set-in sleeves accomplished by steeking across the armhole and decreasing away the held underarm stitches.
The yarns are Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Claret Heather, and Cloud. The needles are 8 for the body and 6 for the twisted 2x2 waistband and cuffs, and the horizontal rib neckband.
I found the yarn to be rather fuzzy as I was knitting, so I defuzzed the sweater with my little electric fuzz buster before washing and blocking.
The sweater has good drape, but if I were to do it over I think I would use 7 or 6, as I like my knitting to feel more substantial.