Cast on my first sweater & opted for some red yarn rather than the blue or green I bought for my first sweater, decided on a different pattern too.
It's a simple ribbed sweater all knit in one piece so no seaming, which is nice. The color in the picture is a bit off owing to the fact my camera hates reds. My gauge didn't come out right, but was only 1 extra stitch per 4" when I went up a needle. In the end I decided to go with the needle the pattern called for, but go up a size & hope for the best.