Without further adieu, my Francis sweater.
The brilliance of this pattern is that it is a simple top-down sweater that can be customized to fit anyone's shape or style.
I pretty much followed the pattern but I substituted 2 x 2 ribbing on the cuffs, hem and cowl rather than the seed stitch recommended in the pattern. I did not do any increases in the cowl but I did go up one needle size for the final three inches. And I knit long sleeves because 28 degrees is cold.
Styling inspired by Katie over at Philigry who posted her version of the Francis sweater this morning.
Yarn: Queensland Collection Rustic Wool, Color 01 Sand (750 yards)
Needles: US size 8 & 9
Mods: long sleeves. 2x2 ribbing rather than seed stitch on sleeves, hem and cowl edging. only 4 rows of 2x2 ribbing on cowl. knit the cowl straight without the increases but I switched to sz 9 needle for the final three inches.
This is a great pattern. Go ahead and knit one using your favorite yarn. Just be sure you check your gauge first.