The white cotton sweater is knit all in one piece on two needles. Then the textured pattern parts on the bottom edge and the collar are added. So there are no seams to sew up. Without pointing out all of the errors. I'd be curious to know how an experienced knitter would have put this together though. I'm still not really sure what a twisted stitch is. The pattern calls for this. And I think I may have put the fancy pattern on inside out. Not really sure.
I guess knitting is like making pies. You just have to make a whole lot of them to get the hang of it. I'm guessing if I made ten more of this type I might get the hang of it and make the most symmetrical thing possible.
Now, I started an adult-sized sweater, knit in the round and using the percentage system as described in one of those magazines and in the E. Zimmerman book. I decided that I wanted to have a sort of V neck in a yoke sweater. And then I decided that I wanted to add some stitches in the armpit so the sweater would lend lots of freedom of movement. I think I've bit off more than I can chew. And the thing is absolutely hideous. I started from the bottom edge and knit up. Know it's stuck at about the arm pit. I think maybe I messed up the gauge and it's going to be ginormous. Note that I somehow managed a zig zag on the ribbing part at the waist. What a waste of materials. Lesson learned. When you make a mistake, rip it out instead of plowing through and ignoring it. And maybe for your first adult-sized sweater you should pick a pretty color instead of something gray. And also maybe you should follow those step by step instructions more closely. Anyway.