Its the Dollar and Half Cardigan from IK Spring 2007, by Veronik Avery. (as per prev posts).
I’m using black 8ply/DK weight Alpaca from Bendigo Mills (its pretty furry, not sure how the cables going to look). I’ve done about 12cm or 5 inches of the back so far. The lace pattern is really simple, and I can do it in front of the TV.
My main issue is gauge. Its too bl00dy hard to measure the lace pattern gauge swatch. Its near impossible. That could just be me though. And theres no way i can get 6 rows per inch. I have about 9, so it makes my lace repeats quite small.
I’m finding the yarn very furry, and the hairs are coming off easily. It felt so soft on the ball, and now it feels a bit itchy. I think i may block my lace swatch tonight and see if it gets softer and bigger.
On a side note – Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was a hoot! The parade went for 2.5 hours, but there were so many people there!!!! And so many drunk str8s – that was funny.