I've only been knitting since January so I don't have a lot of experience. I decided in the spring I wanted to try a sweater, and after lots of research I finally settled on the To Dye For Sweater in SnB. It was an easy pattern, all stockinette and minimal shaping. I altered the gauge a little, choosing 7mm needles instead of 9mm. I learned a lot about gauge and measuring!!!
BUT--after completing the back, I realized I was forcing myself to work on it. The thought of doing the sleeves wasn't a good one. I put it aside in August and started knitting for Christmas.
So I learned that I like slightly more complicated knitting--an interesting stitch pattern or some cables. Right now I'm working on the Cabled Cardigan from Patons. (link: Patons: Pattern Detail - Cabled Cardigan) I am very interested in the pattern. It's really easy but still enough to keep up with that I don't get bored.
I altered this pattern , too, as I'm making it a little shorter, sleeveless, have a plain V-neck, and no belt. We'll see what happens!!! :mrgreen: