At long last, I have knit my man a sweater and made him happy.
It's a simple, seamless, stockinette sweater, knit just the way he wanted it, with raglan sleeves
and rustic rolled edges at the neck, waist, and wrists.
The yarn is a soft, lofty, naturally colored, chocolate brown wool (Fibranatura Shepherd's Own). Quite appropriately, I knit much of it on our climbing trips over the past couple of months - see here here and here. It was always a pleasure to pull my knitting out of my climbing bag and feel this soft yarn in my rock-roughened fingers.
Isis, too, is delighted by it.
The backstory, by the way, is that for years Mountain Man has been wearing these rough wool sweaters that he picked up during field work in Nepal. They're huge, coarse, drop-shouldered beasts that keep getting holes worn in them that I have to darn up. See for yourself.
He loves those sweaters, so I can't disparage them too much, but I must say that I think this new one is a great improvement :)