the effort to get my arms around it
I know I'm really tired of winter when I dig into the old sweater drawer.
This one circa 1987, still going strong. I tried to find the pattern earlier today , I think it is from a magazine, didn't have the oomph to find which one. I browsed through a hysterical french knitting booklet circa 1985 that could have been called Dolman Sleeves R Us or What to Wear to a Boy George Concert. Loud! graphic! Wiiiide sweaters.
What I can tell you: knit in Brown Sheep Lambs Pride and originally very oversized. Which was the only way you could knit in the 80's, or face arrest by the Sweater Police. I wore it a lot then. Around 1995 I purposefully felted it to fit just so. A little pilly these days, the front & back are knit the same so the neck buckles a little under the chin. Other than that? No complaints.
Except, obviously, about the weather.