The pattern is Ambrosia by Katya Frankel, which overall I really liked. I especially enjoyed the lack of seaming, as well as the top down construction of the sweater. The cabling down the front helped to get me through long stretches of stockinette stitch and adds some extra interest to the sweater. I also really liked that the bind off method was an i-cord bind off, because it made the whole project look much more finished and attractive. The pattern directions were very clear and easy to follow.
The one problem I had with this pattern was with the recommended method of securing the sweater with hook and eyes. When I first saw the pattern, that aspect really intrigued me because I had not seen many projects that way, and now I certainly know why. No matter how much I block this sweater, there are still unseemly gaps down the front due to the hook and eyes. I think that if I were to knit this sweater again, I would probably modify it to work with buttons. I'm thinking that someday I might install a zipper onto this particular sweater, because with that one little change it would be perfect!
The yarn was an absolute dream to knit with, as I've mentioned before, I'm not sure why my entire stash isn't made up of Madelinetosh. I used Madelinetosh Vintage in the Nebula (isn't that perfect?) colorway. I love the solid, crispness of the yarn base that they use for this yarn, and as an added bonus it still had that lovely merino smell! Of course the best part of Madelinetosh is the almost iridescent color and this one in particular is just gorgeous.
Despite the fastening problem in the front, I really love this sweater and I hope to have many a chance to wear it this Fall!