I like it worn closed. I like the big needles that make you feel like you have made all sorts of progress in a short time.
I adore a sweater with pockets. The 3/4 sleeves are great especially since this yarn is heavy and warm. Not to mention that they can be knit in a couple of hours.
I like it worn open. It sort of flows when you walk. You know, it just feels "cool".
The back is good 'ol stockinette. It felt like a little blanket draped across my legs while knitting. Bonus.
And of course, the design of the wickerwork pattern is truly my favorite. Just enough detail to make it interesting.
Pattern: Berroco astor
Yarn: Berroco Peruvia Quick, 9 hanks, #9170 fumar
Needles: size 11
Notes: I was a little confused with the sizing when casting on. The model is wearing a size L:48 inches, and in the pattern notes it mentions that this was designed with a slightly oversized fit. I ended up making a size 40.