In addition, it wasn't very clear to me which size needle I was supposed to use; the instructions referred to "smaller needle" or "larger needle" throughout the pattern, and I simply lost track. I realized I should have used the "larger needle" right as I was finishing my very last row. No wonder my sweater came out so small. Darn it.
The leaf motifs are extremely beautiful, but I am not sure I will be making this pattern ever again. If I do, then it will definitely not be with sock weight yarn! What a pain!
Back of the sweater.
Although this sweater is way too small, I decided to finish making the button bands and sew some buttons on there. What do you think? Would you spend more time to finish it even if you knew this project is pretty much screwed?