No, I don't have another finished Christmas gift to share (although I did finish the scarf for my sister-in-law Saturday night). I've kind of come to terms with the fact that I won't finish everything by Christmas (I've also gone ahead and made the recipients aware of this fact as well).
I worked on this during October and November and while the start and finish dates span about a month, it was a actually a very quick knit. Overall, I probably worked on it for about a total of two weeks. The design is simple and so wearable. This is a top down cardigan with increases worked consistently down the length of the cardigan creating the open, flared sides. A single row of cables provide a bit of interest on the back. Add elbow length sleeves all done up in Classic Elite's Inca Alpaca yarn and you have a completely cozy cardigan.
I think my favorite thing about this cardigan is it's wearability. I can see this being worn with a variety of outfits. After completing the knitting, I had a very hard time packaging it up and sending it to Hannah. This has definitely made my list of must-knit items to be added to my wardrobe.
I really liked the Inca Alpaca. As far as alpacas go, it was not very sheddy but did have a tendency to split some while knitting. I also should mention that I while knitting, my gauge flat and my gauge in the round can be quite a bit different and this project was no exception. To remedy this, I knit the body with #5 needles and the sleeves (in the round) with #6 double points.
Yarn: Classic Elite Inca Alpaca in Partridge #1114 (9 skeins for smallest size)
Needles: #5 for flat, #6 for round
Began: October 20