I never posted any kind of progress, or even the start, of this project. My apologies!
I started Petersburg back in November. This project was supposed to be all about the quick satisfaction - bulky yarn, big needles, no sleeves, minimal seaming. Well, considering it still took two months to finish, it wasn't the quickest knit for me. But I think I have a good excuse - I do have a seven-and-a-half month old at home :)
Pattern: Petersburg (rav link), from Rowan 42.
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Bulky, Verdant Heather, 5.5 skeins.
Needles: Addi Turbos, US10.5s and US11s.
Alterations: Originally I had knit this with the belt-holes. After a couple of try-ons I decided that, for me, this caused the cardigan to bunch in all the wrong places with the belt looped through. I decided to seam these holes closed, and am so glad I decided to do so - it looks so much better. The seamed holes now look like darts, which is completely okay with me.
Impressions: I really like it. It's perfect for San Diego "cold" weather. The yarn is superwash, so it takes into account the baby spit-up factor. The yarn bloomed and felted a bit on my swatch, and on the finished garment, during the first washing. A good effect in my opinion.
I really hope that I get to have some wear of this one before spring hits!