Damn it! Lara turned out huge. Yes, I did wash and block my swatch. Hmph.
I knew the sweater would have 8″ of ease (I don’t quite know what I was thinking with that, either) but as it turns out, the sleeves and body gained quite a bit of length during the blocking process. So now the sweater is kind of a big gray sack.
The drape has improved, so I’m trying to think of it as a large, cozy, kimono-type garment rather than the more fitted type of cardigan shown in the book. I do think I’ll have to fix the collar, though; it still looks bumpy.