The pattern we are throwing back to this week, the lovely Zori cardigan from Winter 2011, has a trajectory that I like very much. You start with the most complicated bit when you have the most excitement for the project, and maybe the most patience for making mistakes. First, you work the stunning, densely cabled yoke side to side.
You pick up stitches for the body and knit it downwards, and then do the same from the armholes to make the sleeves.
Did you notice the twisty edging? Pretty cool.