The sweater is worked top down, with a modified raglan shape, which is cleverly explained in the pattern. The texture is achieved with a broken seed stitch, which worked in stripes creates a lovely pattern on the body.
I don't use much blues, but I fell in love with this blue in Shetland, two years ago. I bought a sweater's worth of yarn, determined to work a cardigan, with a fairisle patterned yoke. But alas, that was too much plain stockinette in a tight gauge for me.
Then I went for a lace cardigan, but after 10 cm of the body, I realized it was at least 30 cm too wide, so I lost my mojo. (When looking at tha pattern again, I see that I could fall in love with it again.) But all good things, etc, when I decided upon the Maison Rililie pattern, I was determined I would finish. I did not knit monogamously, not at all, but I knew I would finish. And I did. I entered with the sweater in the WIPCrackAwayKAL to help me finish - and I did.