(Sorry for the serious face)The wool is Drops Lima which is a mix of wool and alpaca, and is very slightly fuzzy. The colour has a real depth to it, with tones of red, orange and yellow. The first photo shows the colour best, all the others look too yellow.
I love the shape of the pattern with the vertical decreases on the front and back to give a feminine shape. It has raglan-esque sleeves, which are shaped in an interesting way - described by Ysolda as being a mix between a saddle shoulder and a raglan. I think the whole design is so flattering. It is shaped without being skin-tight fitted. I went for 3/4 sleeve length as stated in the pattern because I thought this was a bit more elegant than full sleeves. If you were knitting full sleeves you would also need to slim down the sleeve towards the cuff.
Back view - excuse the wrinkle. Perhaps this means I need to do some kind of sway back adjustment but I have no idea how to do this for knitting and I certainly can't be bothered finding out. I've got an 'out of sight, out of mind' view about this one. Also my shoulders look so broad here, no wonder I always struggle with fit in this area.
With the neckband, you pick up one stitch for each horizontal and 2 out of 3 stitches for each diagonal at the side of the neckband. The neckband was a sore point for me as I picked up too many stitches and had to rip the whole thing out because it stuck out from the jumper in a weird way. Totally my fault and I had to re-do. The resulting neck seemed a bit high at first but it's fine post-blocking and I like that it isn't low enough to show a t-shirt beneath.
Close up to try and show the front shaping (with cat)
Would I knit it again? Yes, absolutely. It's a great pattern to show off a special yarn and is enjoyable to knit if you're in the mood for some straightforward knitting.
p.s The title is from a comment by my Current Husband, who was likening the colour to chicken pakora...
p.p.s Sorry that you've kind of seen this before when I blogged about my skirt but I thought it deserved its own post