I recently bought Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, but I promised myself that I wouldn't start a new sweater until I finished up one of my projects.
Tonight, I finally finished my "Cabled Vest" using a pattern from Plymouth Yarn. The vest is made from Baby Alpaca Grande and is luxuriously soft!
Now, a word to the wise... Pay attention to your stitch gauge!
My ten year old son looks great in this, but I was making this vest for myself! Unfortunately, I didn't make a gauge swatch (since I'm used to making things like afghans where it doesn't matter as much), and although I was following a pattern for an adult XXL, my gauge of 3.4 sts/in instead of the pattern's 3 sts/in brought the resulting garment down to a child's L size.
I've learned my lesson. I've already made a gauge swatch for my next sweater project from the Handy Book.