So normally I'm a little salty about crochet patterns - you can do so many cool things with crochet, but the mainstream available patterns don't always reflect this. But, joke's on me because I stumbled across Interweave Crochet from Fall 2016 and found a sweater I'm quite taken with.
I know, I'm only a few years late, but it's a good issue. I'm going to use fingering weight yarn from Bovidae Farm, a local sheep and wool producer here in Western North Carolina. And I think I might try linen stitch instead of seed stitch for the body - it's a little less dense and I think it drapes better. But that will no doubt affect stitch height (and gauge in general) so I've gotta do some swatching. Will report back on how this one turns out. The Ravelry reviews range from "worked perfectly" to "I needed way more yarn than it suggested and I had to do a lot of creative finagling to make the pattern work", so it sounds like a potential adventure. Or not.
In other crochet news, I blocked the front of my Vilnis Top and am still loving it. I'm about to start the back.
If you love these short rows (which I do!), you should also check out Dora Ohrenstein's latest Instagram picture. She's a crochet master, and short rows like a million bucks.