This sweater is knit cuff to cuff in one massive piece and then stitches are picked up for the collar and bottom band. I had to read the pattern several times and I actually re-wrote it for 2 reasons. First the pattern does not give instructions on knitting the second half of the body; it just implies that what you knit for the first half is worked in reverse and since I had a different yarn with a different gauge, I was going to need more exact information. The second issue is that the big collar - the turtle neck, is not actually attached to the sweater and the instructions don't say that; it just tells you to cast on stitches and knit in the round for a specific length. I had to look at the pictures of other knitter's projects to figure this out.
I mostly worked on the sweater on Thursdays, down at the yarn store where we have a knit club get together from 2 pm to 4 pm. I usually show up early after having completed the errands I need to do in town.
Two weeks ago I finished the second sleeve and then spent that weekend knitting the collar which I mead longer than the pattern called for and in lieu of the separate turtle neck. Next up was sewing the sleeve and side seams and adding the bottom band which I decided I would do over Thanksgiving week as I had no plans to go or see anyone [I had been recording all the Star War Saga movies, no series, to watch during this time].
On Friday I had finished the bottom band and on Saturday I wove in all the ends from the color changes.
I can now wear it cause the weather has gotten cool if not cold!