Whoooo new year! I have alpaca socks and acrylic microfiber mittens on the needles, but it's time to cast on a new project!
"Hey, Teach!" for Mom's birthday, changed to k the body in one piece to armholes.
This puts it at a size M
Cast on 181 sts (mark 90 from each end-- side "seams")
Work 4 rows in 1x1 rib, ending with a WS row.
Work in st st until piece measures 8" from CO edge, ending with a RS row.
next row: [P8, p2tog] four times, p5. (m) 41 sts;
P4, p2tog, [p7, p2tog] nine times, p4. (m) 81 sts;
p5, [p2tog, p8] four times.
Work in 1x1 rib for 8 rows, ending with a WS row.