Winter of 2009, I went at my first cardigan; the wool in Paton's Classic Merino in denim heather and it gets me compliments left, right and center! The pattern is from Paton's TopDowners pamphlet, so of course, it was knitted from the top down.
Last winter, I found myself with a lot of left-over red and white acrylic worsted and decided to use it up on a pullover for myself. It needed to have a high neck, but not a turtle. I took the plain pullover pattern from the same Paton's book and set up to work a wheatear cable down the front. Unfortunately, not all the white yarn was the same color! The difference is not as noticeable as in the photo, and I get LOTS of compliments on this one, too.