So, while I troll online, sometimes I see patterns that truely grabs me. Nimbus is one of them. The name of the sweater makes me think of Harry Potter's Nimbus 2000. This sweater is no witchy project. If anything, it's a very good starter project. No frills all knit and purl stitches across. It creates a nice block that defines the edges and show a basic design.
Of course, as all easy things goes, I would somehow manage to screw it up. For instance, for the most part, if they tell you to decrease you should have X stitches and it should in theory means that your garment will be Y inches long. I've ran into several situations where it's longer than the recommended length but I followed the instructions. This can be because: a, I don't know how to measure things. b, my gauge is either too loose or tight. c, I'm just an idiot. So, I finally decided that it's more important to keep the length, after all, it has to match up w/ the rest of the pieces. That said, I'm not going to lie that one arm is longer than the other, not by much, but it is longer.
I did substitue yarn here, it was on sale, I was there. Since I was buying on a wimp, I didn't get a chance to check my yardage or the weight. I was just crossing my fingers and hoped it worked. Luckily for me, it did. It was the same thickness and enough yardage for left overs.
The only big deal about this, and you won't see it unless you see me wearing it in person. Up close, you can see that I did my seaming backwards. Meaning it was inside out. It can very well be a fashion statement, but you and I both know it's not true. So there... it's not quite the pattern, but it is for the most part.