So that is what I have. The brown one is an Elsebeth Lavold design. Book #9. I love the Celtic Knots in it but I think the sleeves are going to be too wide on the cuff. Oh well! They will be rolled up sleeves anyways........that is the way I tend to wear sweaters.
Yarn: alpaca/wool 50-50 from my alpacas, carded and spun by Spinderella last Fall.
Worsted weight Needles US #6.
It is a semi-portable project. The back and most of the sleeves and fronts are stockinette and the cables are intricate. The two fronts are OTN with one pattern repeat completed on both. It will be Fall by the time I get back to it. Way too hot to knit now.
Here is a closeup of the Celtic Knots that trim the sleeve cuffs and the fronts.
Beadwork! by Jade Starmore The pattern is in a IW Knits magazine of course OOP. You can get the charts child size from The Collectors Items and adapt them to adult size. Even though I have the adult size pattern, I modified it so the patterns would be symmetrical on both sides on both the back and the sleeves. I think I will have to do the same on the fronts. Another modification I made was on the sleeves increases. For some reason the cast on is with an unusual small number of stitches therefore the increases along the side of the sleeve are many. The resulting sleeve from the pattern would be one with an acute angle that I do not like. So I swatched, decided on a cuff size, increased 20% of the stitches on the first row of the pattern and the rest along the sides of the sleeves. I like it much better this way.
The yarn is Scottish Collection with needles US 1 or 2.5 mms. The resulting cloth is nice, not too drappy but not to harsh.
We have a KAL going on now, you have to be a member of KBTH in order to join. There are lots of versions of the pattern in the makes.
The Starmores do have lovely things too bad most of the books are OOP.
Also OTN and pictureless for now Isabella from Spring Knitty and the Hyrna H. shawl from the book Three cornered and long shawls availble through Schoolhouse Press.
Edited to add: Marina in her comments thought the yarn I am using for the Celtic Cables sweater is handspun. It is not. It is mill spun at Spinderella's mill who does a wonderful job every single time.