The yarn is a mixture of icelandic wool and alpaca (about 60/40) carded and blended on hand cards. It took about 10 days to spin, despite being sick for most of them. The yarn was the first (of what I think will be many more years to come) of my 12 days challenge, where I challenge myself to spin something epic and for myself during the 12 days of christmas (Dec 25 through Jan 5th). It's two ply yarn, spun deliberately textured (which is harder than it looks). Between the texture and the natural colouring of the finished fabric, I think this is my most favourite sweater ever!
I used garter stitch for the cuffs, bottom edging and neckline. You can probably notice that the sweater hasn't been blocked yet, but how can I find time to block it when I'm constantly wearing it?
I had to frog and reknit the neckline, but final result is well worth the trauma of being sent to the frog pond.