This sweater was finished early last week, and is finally making its debut!
Pattern: Cable Down Raglan by Stefanie Japel, Interweave Knits Spring 2007
Yarn: Classic Elite Summer Set, color 3146. 11 balls.
Modifications: None. I followed this exactly as written for the 31 1/4" size. I still haven't figured out the whole negative ease stuff, but I know that when there are cables in a pattern that you should pick a size smaller than you normally would, so that's what I did.
Verdict: Pretty good! I wore this sweater to work last Friday. In the beginning of the day, it fit great. But as the day wore on, the sweater stretched out a lot. This is my fault in yarn choice. The Summer Set is 64% cotton, 19% alpaca, 12% polyester, 5% lycra. The alpaca makes it warm and fuzzy, but cotton grows. If I had to do it over, I would have picked a merino wool based yarn for this project. But, I was able to hand wash it, let it dry slightly and then throw in the dryer to shrink it back into shape. I guess I'll just do this every time I wear it.
The Summer Set was great to knit with and produces a soft, although just slightly itchy fabric (I have sensitive skin). I wore this with a t-shirt underneath and it was fine. The pattern was easy to follow and fun. Although, I was sick of those cables by the end!