Late last year I was scrolling around Ravelry, aimlessly looking at sweaters, when I came upon The Silversmith Hoodie. And it was pretty much love at first sight.
I mean... how could it not be? Plus I was looking for something fun that might stretch my knitting skills a little, and I'd never done a saddle shoulder. (Biggest takeaway from the saddle shoulder: It is a lovely way to make a sweater, and I truly love top-down construction, but if you try to make the sleeves at the same time using the Magic Loop method it will be like wrestling two blow up clowns that are attached to an angry octupus. Back away from the Magic Loop, get thee to a small circular needle, give up the "two sleeves at once" idea for the time being, and peace will reign again.)
I used Malabrigo Rios yarn to make mine (because that's what is used in the sample on the pattern and I wanted mine to look Just Like That One. And also because Malabrigo is always utterly delicious yarn.) I didn't use the same color though, instead I went with a sagey green color, Yerba, and I love it. I also picked up wooden buttons from my local yarn shop, Black Mountain Yarn Shop, and I think these buttons work beautifully.
If you're looking for a cable sweater to knit that is slightly off the beaten path, and has a hood that is highly functional, I give this one a big thumbs up.