To solve the yarn dilemma I decided to go with short sleeves. Spring is starting to show it's face here in Denver so I figured I would get more wear out of the sweater that way and could wear it layered with long sleeved shirts (as pictured above) on those really cold days.
The super yummy and ohhhhh sooo soft yarn is Malabrigo Twist in grape, 100% baby merino wool. It's simply divine to wear, which I did for three days in a row! It's not really from a pattern, I took the 'My Favorite Sweater' class at Fancy Tiger and you create the sweater as you go, designing it as you please.