I think the cut may have eaten up what you said. :(
DAMN YOU TUMBLR I TYPED SO MUCH, IT WAS INSPIRED YOU BITCHY WEBSITE! *RAGES*
Anyway, screw it, I’m not typing it all again. Here’s the main bits.
Sweater pattern is from this magazine. I totally recommend buying it, all but like 2 patterns in it are AWESOME. If you decide to do it, don’t buy the recommended yarn. According to someone I spoke to, it loses it’s shape and gets droopy, but of course I learned this AFTER I finished that bit. Check your gauge. Don’t be a lazy schmuck like I was that one time and ruined a whole damn project. Just don’t. I set a daily goal to get through one cable pattern (14 rows), but you might have more time than I do. Before you start, message me, they made a mistake in the pattern that I caught when I started. I emailed them and they posted the correction on their website, so you can get it that way too. If you need ANY help at all, please tell me, I am super passionate about knitting and I love to help people with it! And post pictures! :)
Also, don’t let cabling scare you! It’s SO. MUCH. EASIER. than it looks. I learned around 12, so I can assure you, it is not difficult.