I am completely devoted to knitting my Bedford at the moment. The pattern is clearly written and knitting with Madelinetosh DK is sheer pleasure -- what more can a knitter ask for?
There's one minor concern that I have though. I joined my second cake the other day and noticed a faint, rather large stripe that's developed. As anyone who knits with Madelinetosh knows, the skeins are hand-dyed in small batches and don't have dye lots. There's a lot of mottling (is that a word I just invented?) in the yarn which I love but it also means that each skein will vary in how the color is distributed. Can you see it? Should I be bothered?
Another small detail that I noticed is in the faux seam that is created on either side of the sweater -- I love it but based on the stitch pattern, it's not as smooth as I thought it would be. I contacted Michele Wang, the designer, about my question and she was wonderful about getting back to me, but I think we're looking at this design element a bit differently. It's completely fine as I'm happy with how the whole sweater is knitting up. As someone who is really interested in design and how designers make intentional choices, it's always such a great learning experience to hear how designers explain their work.
Hope you all get some solid crafting time this weekend!