For those just wandering in, beginning in January (mid-December to January 2 is gauge swatch knitting time), we are going to do a step-by-step knit-along to make one of these:
A seamless two-color jacket, steeked up the front to make a cardigan.
A summary of skills needed is available here. (I will be describing and doing tutorials on a lot of the methods, including grafted hems, steeking, and seamless sweater knitting.)
A discussion of yarn requirements is available here. Also included are close-up photos of the stitch pattern to help you figure out what colors you want to use. (I'm using denim blue and pink Lite Lopi from Reynolds, if that helps you any.)
Other suggested reading, if you want to get in the groove:
My article on the Percentage System, which is the basis for our pattern, though we'll be using a different shoulder-decrease method.
My discussion on alternative gauge calculating methods, which we will be using.
Eunny's discussion of steeking methods; I suggest using the crocheted steek, but whatever you use, pick a method and make sure you've got the equipment avialable to do it (like a sewing machine for sewn steeks).
And if you've got a copy of "Knitting Without Tears" by Elizabeth Zimmerman, read up on how she does the saddle-shoulder decrease sweater, because that's what we'll be doing.
Plus, measure your favorite cardigan and decide what size you want to knit your sweater.