My finished Tourist Sweater
It looks like a huge project but honestly it didn't take me too terribly long to knit. Yay for chunky yarn and big needles! For this project I used Aslan Trends Del Cerro in natural and US size 9 needles. I knit the size XS and it came out much longer than I had anticipated which is just fine with me! Too often I will knit something that says tunic and it isn't tunic length at all.
I love the design of the kangaroo pocket with the buttons still running down the side. In fact the buttons were my favorite feature of this sweater when I was deciding what to knit. When I was all finished I didn't want just any old buttons and though wood buttons would look best against the cream/natural yarn. On Etsy I found cute driftwood buttons and they are fantastic!
I was slightly torn on how to do the sleeves. I love the look of the longer sleeve but I also know that I'm constantly pushing up my sleeves and getting warm and they're tricky. But I also knew that when I try to do 3/4" sleeves they never quite turn out right. Somehow with a weird combination of measuring and miscalculation I got it just right. Imagine that! :D
Overall I am very happy with how the sweater turned out and am looking forward to enjoying a fall/winter wearing it!