Next up in the FO parade is the Gathered Pullover.
This was a really simple, fun knit. It is worked in the round in one piece to the underarms and then split for the fronts, so there isn't much seaming--always a good thing in my book. The cable is interesting and well-charted and serves the dual purpose of creating a focal point and adding shaping under the bust. The only caveat I would add is that there is a lot of plain stockinette. I consider this a plus, since I actually really enjoy plain stockinette, but if you're one of those people who find it about as much fun as sticking a dpn in your eye, you might want to skip this one. I have a lace sweater I can send you to work on instead.
Pattern: Gathered Pullover from IK
Size: I followed the directions for the 32" size, but used a slightly larger gauge, for a finished size of about 33.5". This is about 1.5" of negative ease.
Yarn: Jaegar Roma (nylon/viscose/angora). Nine balls.
Needles: Size 9 Knit Picks Options circular.
Modifications: I added 4 inches in length to the body, including an extra inch above the cable to lower it and raise the neckline, and about two inches in length to the sleeves. I also added waist shaping to draw in the waist about 4 inches. I left out the eyelets at the bust, because I couldn't understand why I would want little holes running across my breasts.
This sweater was an experiment in negative ease for me, and I am pleased with the results. It is clingy, but not tight. I am considering doing another of these in wool in a bit larger size for winter wear. It was enough fun that I wouldn't mind doing it again!