I got a bee in my bonnet to make a Cowichan-inspired sweater. I didn’t necessarily want to make a bulky weight sweater, and I found a great alternative on Ravelry. The “Knitter’s Dude Sweater” (so named because it was a replication of the sweater in “The Big Lebowski”). It’s a worsted weight version, so much more to my liking for both knitting and wearing.
I wanted to change the pattern’s motif/colourwork charts to suit me, so I found an octopus graph and am incorporating that into the sweater.
I have to add length to the body and sleeves, so I’m keeping good notes and hopefully it won’t end up too long. The sweater is knit completely in the round, then the front is steeked to turn it into a cardigan. The collar is added last.
Ravelry project page is here.