Here is the sweater I am knitting for myself. I know the fair isle is really nice (if you like that sort of thing, which I don't), but I am doing this in plain black, with just two rows of grey along the border of all the ribbing. I just fell in love with the shape and style of it. It is from one of the recent Vogue Knitting mags.
Well, I can think of about three different versions I could do this sweater in. And though it is stockinette (aka boring to knit) it knits quickly! It has taken me less than three days to do the back. I could be done with it by next week. Althought I usually get bogged down in the whole blocking seaming process. I don't know if I am going to bother blocking. I think I remember that blocking acrylic is pretty useless, eh?
I, too, love the neckline! I'm making a sweater (The Somewhat Cowl) whose neckline is cut somewhat similarly, except the rib edging will be folded over and sewn down.
I have to agree with you on fair isle: it's nice, but I don't aspire to make too many things with it. Although, now that I've just tried intarsia (on knitty's Anouk pattern), I definitely prefer fair isle. With intarsia, the gazillion bobbins, the infinite tails to weave in, and the unevenness of the stitches that need to be fixed afterwards made me go super batty! ...and all I did was make two little pockets for a baby dress. Solid color projects are definitely the way to go!
OTN: Henley Perfected, Fifi