Then I read the other thread....
I made it all one color and used a lace rib stitch for the edge. It looked okay, (I'm largish on top too, as well as bulky elsewhere) but I didn't like how the shoulders/armholes hung on me, so the yarn was turned into the Flower Petal shawl. I love it, and since I not really a cardi person, I get a lot more use out of that than a sweater.
sue- knitting heretic