Being that I have never done a sweater before, I thought that it would work out a whole lot wearable if I took an online class. The class was perfect. I chose the 3/4 length sleeves and no pockets for mine. My only misgiving is that I was in between the 42 1/4 and 46 1/4 bust sizes, so I chose the larger. The sweater fits, but it's roomy.