This is the Mama Vertebrae cardigan by Kelly Brooker; I found the pattern on Ravelry. It doesn't have buttonholes so I thought it would be a pretty easy pattern for a beginner knitter like myself (when I say beginner, I mean I've never made an actual knitted garment before). It did come together pretty easily, but thanks to my stop-start knitting habit it's taken me almost nine months to complete!
It's not perfect, there are some dodgy spots on the ribbing and some of the stitches are a bit uneven. However, for my first ever effort I'm really pleased with it, and know it will definitely see some wear!
I had originally been going to knit full length sleeves, but I changed my mind halfway through (literally!) and made them cropped instead. I like the way the cropped sleeve style looks on me so I'm happy I made the decision - besides, if I'd have made it long sleeved it probably would have taken me a year to finish!
Overall, I'm really pleased with the result. I've definitely been inspired to get my stitch on now that I have one finished cardigan in the bag, and I've already got going again on my mustard yellow cardigan.
As always, thank you for reading, and I wish you much luck in any knitting projects you have on the go at the moment - I hope you're a quicker knitter than me!