I realized that I never posted about my finished Orange Shaker! I was waiting 'cause I wanted to sew the ribbon into the button bands. And then, I just started wearing it... and wearing it... and wearing it... and I finally realized that I was happy with the sweater the way it was and that I wasn't choosing to put the ribbon in because I no longer wanted to. I loved the idea of the blue ribbon - I think it would look great - but it would make the sweater less wearable for me. And I am really enjoying wearing this cardigan. I wear it a LOT. This is, without question, the most wearable sweater I've made for myself (which is not saying too much - after all, I've only made 2 other long sleeve sweater-like items for myself.) So... it's finished!
Pattern: "Shaker" by Kim Hargreaves, from Rowan magazine issue #25
Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Catania - orange
Needles: size 2.5 Knit Picks Harmony. Size 1 for the garter edging & bands.
Modifications: None, really. I subtracted some rows in the shoulder cap to make up for my row gauge being off.