My friend Meg (all state theatre in high school, went to college together, bridesmaid in my wedding) has a Mom who loves wool as much as me! She was de-stashing and sent me a HUMONGOUS box of the most beautiful wool. This alpaca/wool blend needed to be made into a sweater as soon as possible.
I found this awesome sweatshirt-esque pattern called EASE and knit it up! I LOVE how it fits! I love how it turned out! It is so warm and cozy. I actually WEAR IT all the time. It is my best fitting sweater yet!
And look! In the window of Ann Taylor Loft just days after I finished it:
I highly recommend this pattern for someone wanting to make their first garment!