Do you want to work it top-down or bottom-up? Do you want to work flat, then seam or work it in the round for minimal seaming? Raglan sleeves, set-in sleeves, drop shoulder? There are so many things to consider that giving a reccommendation is difficult. I suggest that you might want to look at raglan sleeve sweaters because in some ways they are simpler. Did you find anything close to what you want at Ravelry?
Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..