It takes a lot longer to knit the adult-sized sweater. Then the finish takes longer than expected after the false-finish feeling once the “blob” is finished. Especially the I-cord bind off.
But I like the look of the finish and would do it again. The buttons are pottery, which my daughter got me from Japan quite a while ago. Since they require hand washing, I’d always thought their best use was on a wool knitted sweater. However, I don’t make sweaters very often. These buttons are decorative only because I didn’t make buttonholes.
I got the I-cord instructions from this handy book.
But it didn’t give any hints for a smooth join. I wish I hadn’t made the join in the front.
I suppose it’s one of those flaws that will be visible mostly to me and other experienced knitters.
And here is the end product.