Mom, this will spoil your Christmas present so don't peek!
Secretly, I am hoping that my mom's arms have grown about 6". Assuming that she does not have monkey in her ancestry, this is not likely. The arms on her cardigan grew extremely long during the washing and it appears they will need to be shortened : (
This means the steeks have been cut
and the shoulders have been graft together (3 needle bind off, yay!)
Knitting all of the facings was a bit time consuming, but I managed to finish those today.
The sweater has been washed, rinsed, and laid to dry.
The process to make this sweater is one that I've thoroughly enjoyed. Only the fear of the fit looms in my mind. True, these sweaters are designed to fit like a tent, but I was hoping to adjust a bit and make it a tad more snug. These hopes were banished as soon as the washing was complete and it was discovered to have grown during the process.
It will dry completely and then I will decide what to do about those sleeves.