No, it may not be the arctic circle, but it's darn, darn cold here. Don't move to Maryland thinking we have mild winters.
(And, in this "mild" weather, I spent 25 minutes standing on an above-ground subway station platform, my extremities growing progressively number,waiting for a train. I've finally regained feeling in my hands, which it why I'm able to write this post.)
Sadly, I am not wearing this today, which would probably help me warm up:
Pattern: Vine Yoke Cardigan
Yarn: Shibuiknits merino worsted in Mulbbery
Buttons: From NaturalResources
The reason I'm not wearing it today is that I've worn it so much already--it needs a wash, and perhaps some downtime so it doesn't get worn out too quickly.
Needless to say, I absolutely adore it. it fits perfectly, and the yarn is warm and soft, no itch.
The pattern has a lot going on because Ysolda provides so many sizes, but once you get a handle on which instructions apply to you, it's fairly easy. It does involve a few provisional cast-ons, which I'm not a fan of, and it's important to keep track of which row you're on because it skips around a bit where it divides for the body and sleeves. With this pattern, concentration is more important than being a master of any fiddly techniques.
I actually managed to finish this is just one month--far faster than my usual sweater speed.
I love the buttons, but they're a smidge big. They are the size called for in the pattern, but I would consider going a bit smaller. In fact, if I ever find slightly-smaller-but-equally-gorgeous buttons, I might just change them!