Just wanted to share my FO. I saw this sweater done by aprilbetty on this site and thought to myself, I can do this. Thanks for guideance from aprilbetty I finally finished it.
I hadn't worked much with charts and never worked with short rows, and hadn't really block anything. I know that there are a few mistakes, but all in all I am please with it. I used an acrylic yarn and I know that it does really block well, but it at least gave me the concept of blocking.
The sweater is beautiful! You did such a good job on it, and your dgd will love it! I am planning to do a few more of them over the next few years. (For my three dgd's!) Have you seen the adult-sized pattern with the similar cables? I may knit one of those for one of my dd's.