I had my eye on this pattern for awhile but did not know how to substitute yarn. Then I saw Bron's version. Sold! I had some LB Cotton-Ease in the stash but was not ready for the lace chart. Things were put on hold.
Fast forward to March 2007 and I saw this on the Interweave KAL. I was ready to bite the bullet with the lace charts. For a pretty straightforward pattern, I still manage to rip/re-knit the lace part 3 times.
Pattern: Interweave Knits, Summer 2004
Yarn: 4 skeins Lion Cotton-Ease in Icy Blue
Needles: Addi Circulars in US #7 and 8
(03/09/07 - 04/03/07)
Modifications: Added shaping - I started with the size 40 1/2 to fit my caboose then narrowed for the waist and increased back to a size 36 1/2. The instructions have you knitting the neckline flat but once I picked up all those stitches, I did it in the round.
Techniques Learned: Deciphering lace chart. It helps to enlarge the charts!
If I make this again, I will do the entire sweater in the round (ala Hourglass).
Here's a photo of the culprit gnawing on my arm during the photoshoot: