This is a lovely pattern! It took about a month to knit the shoulderette version. I have a friend who is battling cancer for the second time, and I wanted to make her something pretty. The bamboo crochet thread worked well, and the beads give it a nice sparkle.
I finished this sweater back in June. I wanted a cotton cardi, no fuss, no muss. The organic cotton yarn was nice to knit with and I love the buttons. I will knit this pattern again, but will go down a size next time.