I've worn this a few times now and yesterday I managed to get a few photos.
( side and back )
I guess the fact that I am a little larger now worked out in my favor, because I really like the snug, smooth fit. I have my shirt sleeves folded up over the cuffs because that's just what I always do, to keep the ends of my sleeves out of mayonnaise and baby barf and all my other household messes. I thought about folding them back down when I took these, but then I figured the photos should reflect how I actually wear the sweater.
It's very drapey - I guess that's just the nature of alpaca. It's also very warm, but not too warm. The collar is a little wacky. I knew it would not fold over like the pattern suggests, instead it stands up in back. In front, though, it sometimes tries to fold forward under the sweater body.
The pattern is Salina from Rowan Vintage Knits. I remember now that I decided to use this pattern because I wanted a plain, fitted, super-basic cardigan and I couldn't find one, so I modified this placket-front pullover. I'm so glad I'm on Ravelry now because I can find exactly the patterns I want. I don't like having to modify.