I’ve started out with a simple raglan v-neck. What I learn here I will incorporate into my next sweater.
Another great factor for those of us who have random quantities of yarn and aren’t sure how far the yarn will go. You can begin a top down garment and plan a design that would work short or long(ish). It could become a bolero, cropped cardigan, or capelet.
This has me rethinking some of my sweater quantity stashes that don’t have a pattern assigned to it.