I've got my front and back pieces done already! I cast on for sleeves last night and have made a few increases...It's all just 2x2 ribbing. Fast and easy!
Here are the front pieces blocking:
I'm using Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed for this cardi -- very nice and soft when it's knitted up. I haven't quite decided on which collar I'm going to make yet.
Is anybody making the full ribbed version? I don't know if it's a mistake in the instructions, but the front pieces of the ribbed version is 13" long before the armholes, but for the back piece and the plain front pieces, the length is 12.5". Of course being the indecisive girl that I am, I made mine 12.75".