Sweater fits across the back with 1 to 2 inches of positive ease, has extra long, wide sleeves (sleeve length is easy to adjust), deep armholes, and fronts that are each slightly wider than the back for best drape. It is worked from the hem up in one piece, divided at the armholes. Sleeves are also worked from the hem up, and attached after the shoulders are seamed. The pattern includes making a very specific gauge swatch, shown below, to help the knitter get the best finished results possible.
Cecily uses the same stitches found in Cecily, a romantic little shawl.