Let me just start out by saying that I LOVE this sweater. This might actually be my favorite sweater that have have knit yet. I went in search of a classic Aran sweater and this is definitely it. Last year it seemed that I was seeing different versions of these cable knit sweaters everywhere and after looking for the right pattern, this was the clear winner out of the choices I had.
Pattern: Honeycomb Aran by Patons
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted in the color Aran
Needles: Size US 6 and US 8
The elements and construction are very straightforward and typical of classic arans - there isn't any waist shaping, the sleeves are raglan, and the collar is doubled by folding it under and seamed. I love all of the cables but I did need to make one change. The front panel in the pattern has cables that cross to make it look like the honeycomb but I knit the actual honeycomb stitch pattern - no crossing cables.
The fit is a bit oversized but I like it this way. The sleeves are the perfect length. I used the yarn that the pattern calls for and it is actually nice and soft. This sweater is warm and cozy and so classic. It took me quite a while to knit but I will be wearing this for years. I am so happy with it!