My Favorite Sweater Ever
From Cotton Knits for All Seasons by Debbie Bliss, this is the "Cotton/Silk Aran".
Yarn: Cotton Ease in Licorice (Black)
I added 3" to the length of the body and shortened the sleeves a smidge. I think it took me 6 skeins, but I didn't keep track as well as I should have, it might have been 5.
The maneuver with adding width to the front worked out fine, the side seams are an inch to the back and not noticable or bothersome at all.
I ended up with the wrong stitch count on the front and back bodies at the neck, but just eased it in and it turned out great.
I *heart* this sweater.