Look, this is the beauty I'm going to try next, as the first entry of this blog.
It is the cover sweater from Let's Knit Series #8.
I haven't got the book yet but the chart is published in Knitting Patterns Book 250, first book in our list, so I've already started swatching, measuring and calculating.
That's my progress up to now.
Yarn : Debbie Bliss Cathay - very nice and soft cotton blend, unfortunately it does split like hell.
Needles : 3.75 mm
Pattern : based on the chart no 152, from Knitting Patterns Book 250, page 72.
First row (RS) : purl
Second row (WS): knit
Third row (RS) : start working in chart pattern.
I am doing 7 repeats of the pattern + 2 extra stitches for the edges = 115 stitches and this measures approx. 50 cm.
My gauge was 22 stitches = 10 cm in stockinette - obviously you'll need to swatch in the pattern as well.
The chart is very easy: just plain knitting, decreases (k2tog and ssk stitches) and yos.
The symbols are well explained and illustrated in the book appendix.
The only challenge with this pattern is that you work in pattern on both RS and WS - so there will be no relaxing times in between rows.