This has to be the easiest garment I have ever knitted! It's from Briggs & Little's "Easy Family Knits" and was probably the most boring knit I ever did. But...............it will be perfect for the cold Maine winters. It is a utility vest made just for warmth. It took just one week and 4.5 skeins of Briggs "Anniversary Twist" worsted, knit on size 8 needles. It was supposed to be made in two pieces but I knit it on a circular needle - no seams, all in one piece, no ribbing to pick up for the armholes and neck. Did a three needle bind-off and had a total of 6 ends to weave in. What could be easier? This would be a great first sweater for a beginning knitter.