I feel like I am coming so late to the party... but I decided to knit the Ribby Cardi as my first sweater. I know that I will need a virtual hand throught this. I have read through most of this blog, there is a lot of useful information here.
I plan to knit the plain panel version and I'm using Peruvian Highland in Celadon and Nutmeg Heather (see, follow the pattern...) After playing around with color I kept coming back to those colors, thay have a retro fell that I love, and I keep seeing it around, so I know it's calling to me. I am tempetd to knit the front and back panels as one piece, I noticed a few of those on here, but that might be too difficult for me. If it turnes out well, I may make one for my dh.
I can't wait to get started, I have the yarn, I swatched last night, I got gage with my size 7 needles, which are being used for a scarf right now, so I will have to finish that first. I hope to cast on next week.
So I hope there are others still out there, I look forward to sharing the experience.
Oh yeah, I am knitting the 42/43 size, I don't want it to be too tight or too short.
If I want to lengthen it, I should do it before the underarm increases. right?
Also, what kind of cast on should I use?
That's it for now!