I have added an invisible escape hatch under the arm, much more reachable than a back zipper at the end of a long day.
And here is a companion cardigan, name to be announced later, but I'll give you a hint: It is the sweet beautiful name of a bird and a person. It is knit from Starcroft's Nash Island Light, the 2011 clip. I adore working with this wool. It is fluffy and lightweight, and the long fiber creates a strong yarn. There is no chaff - these girls sleep in island grass and seaweed.
The colorwork at the top is done Barbara Walker mosaic style, carrying only one color of yarn for any given row.
The buttons are from my extensive stash, glass I think.
My husband says this is his favorite sweater. I'm really digging it, too. There will be a pattern, but not until Fall!