This is definitely a record for me. I knit this sweater in less than two weeks! The pattern is the Lesley Pullover from Hannah Fettig's book, Home and Away. Hannah's design company is called Knitbot. The sweaters in this book are all pretty basic, but Hannah has a reputation for great fit and details, and sometimes, we all just need a simple sweater! The design recommends a 100% wool yarn by Quince and Co, but I wanted a cotton version for spring. I also obviously shortened the sleeves to 3/4.
The yarn is Berroco Maya in a pretty icy blue color called cielo. The yarn is 85% cotton/15% alpaca and has a chainette construction. It is lightweight but quick to knit at a worsted weight, and the alpaca content made it more pleasant to knit than some cottons.
Since my yarn is worsted-weight and knit on size 8 needles, as opposed to the pattern yarn's aran weight on size 10 needles, I did some calculating to figure my stitch counts. The fit turned out perfectly, and I can pop my sweater in the washing machine and dryer!
Yep, sometimes a basic is the way to go. My blouse is this one, and my pants are here. :-)