I have a hard time wearing sweaters for two reasons. First, it rarely gets cool enough to wear one for longer than, oh, an hour or two, or as long as it takes for you to begin sweating like a pig. The other reason, which is related to reason number one, is that since I don't get to wear them too often, I am not used to seeing myself in a sweater and when I do, the first word that comes to mind is "chunky."
Don't get me wrong. I'm no chunk. And either is my husband. But both of us just admitted to each other yesterday that we think we look chunky in sweaters. We're just used to wearing t-shirts and things that don't add warmth or bulk. Enough said. Back to the original topic.
This sweater is a fun knit. It's worked in the round (all of it). You work the body up to the armpits, work the two sleeves and then connect them all and decrease to shape the yoke. The yarn is Matsuri by Noro and I used almost all of six balls of it in Color 1 (Size 36"). Since it is a cotton blend, I think I'll get more than my usual fill for a sweater, not to mention it is perfect for layering.
You can find Bibi at: http://wild_deer.typepad.com/stitches/2008/06/new-pattern-ale.html